The Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal Syndrome

Directed by Dario Argento

A detective suffers strange hallucinations while hunting a serial killer in Dario Argento’s bone-chilling ‘90s masterpiece. Anna (Asia Argento) is on the trail of a psycho when she experiences Stendhal syndrome, a condition that causes people to become overwhelmed by works of art to the point of psychosis. But when the killer kidnaps and rapes her, it begins a process that threatens all who cross Anna’s path. Using CGI to bring Anna’s artistic hallucinations to life, Argento crafts a brutal yet visually stunning thriller that stands on par with his classics. Contains strong language, violence and gore.

A detective suffers strange hallucinations while hunting a serial killer.

Cast: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi

Member Reviews

a long strange film but i enjoyed it i think it plays heavily on how fragile the human mind can be under extreme duress also i am just now seeing argento's films i have watched a few on shudder and i am enjoying most of them i would like to see TRAUMA on shudder and DEMONS and DEMONS 2 is still unavailable i would like to see those

TEETH&CLAWS
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20 days ago

Had me screaming and my blood curdling.

horrorfanb*1
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20 days ago

Slow at times

ry3sin
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22 days ago

What a sad ending movie was very good.

wilmath1963
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a month ago

This is not Suspiria. I guess I'm one of the few people who actually enjoy Argento's later films, and I liked this one. It's basically a Hitchcockian rape-revenge thriller. Stylish cinematography and lighting, some nice shots of Rome, and Asia Argento gives a great performance in an impossible role. The rape scenes are certainly disturbing, so avoid it if you have a real problem with that. It's not masterful filmmaking, but it's good if you like 90s Eurotrash.

houstendonham
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a month ago