Tenebre (Unsane) (1982)
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Dario Argento leaves a distinct and bloody impression with this Italian horror film that took the slasher genre to graphic new limits at the time of its release. Novelist Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) jets into Rome to promote his new book. Simultaneously, a killer obsessed with Neal begins a brutal series of murders that are followed by cryptic notes to the author. Inspector Germani (Giuliano Gemma) questions Neal, who then begins his own investigation into the bizarre case with the help of
Oct 28, 1982 Wide
Mar 29, 2005
Bedford Entertainment Inc.
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The film synthesizes all the familiar Argento motifs (psycho killers, bloody violence, convoluted plot twists, pulse pounding music) into an almost perfect symphony of fear that overcomes many of his traditional shortcomings.
Tenebre is possibly Argento's most overtly sexual film, and at the heart of it lies an all-too human fascination with sexuality in all of its desirable and frightening forms.
Argento's most coherent film and one of his most shocking.
Gory but not particularly effective Argento horror flick, complete with his usual touches: secret villain, topless Italian beauties, and an overbearing organ score.
Tenebre is nearer to body of Argento's filmography, and seems like an homage to his early gialli; in comparison it marks the extent of the director's progressive evolution. Tenebre is among Argento's best films.
Not the director's best
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