The Cat O'Nine Tails
Directed by Dario Argento
In Dario Argento’s fearsome follow-up to THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, a blind man (Karl Malden) and a reporter (James Franciscus) investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility. The sleuths quickly narrow it down to nine suspects, including the institute head’s beautiful daughter. But each time they get close to solving the crimes, the killer strikes again. Argento trademarks abound here, including stylized use of color during murder scenes, extreme eyeball closeups, and a Hitchcockian finale on a roof that echoes NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Contains violence and gore.
Two men investigate a series of slayings connected to a secret genetic facility.
Cast: Karl Malden, James Cranciscus, Catherine Spaak
There are plenty of better Argento movies. I found this one a little boring and repetitive. I fell asleep and had to rewatch it later. It's goo, but not great.
Beautifully shot, well acted, amazing wardrobe and a great soundtrack but the plot was just kinda... lacking. Some great suspense. It does make me want to see more Argento films.
This movie gets 3 cookies, but skip the milk.
Kinda restrained for Argento, but that's fine with me. There's a sense of humor here that I didn't expect & the movie looks great. I also liked Malden & Franciscus.