Posted on 10/01/10 02:47 PM
The price of sudden fame can be deadly. Opera (Terror At The Opera) is a late 80?s suspense/horror film directed by Dario Argento,
It is the night before the big premier of Verdi's "Macbeth". Unexpectedly the leading opperata gets injured after being hit by a car. Now her young understudy Betty (Cristina Marsillach) must take her place. On the stage for the first time Betty performs flawlessly and quickly gains fame. While her abrupt popularity seems to be overwhelming, she soon realizes there are much lager things to worry about. A very adoring yet dangerous fan starts stalking her. It begins as over the top admiration, but soon intensifies into a terrifying and violent obsession. Betty is helplessly forced to watch as her friends are being murdered one by one. She barely escapes while struggling to maintain sanity. Now she must live in the constant fear of not knowing who the sadistic lunatic really is.
Dario Argento makes horror look classy. The wonderfully composed score compliments the stylish cinematography perfectly. It is artwork at its finest on screen. I don?t believe you even need to be a horror fan to enjoy this. I would highly recommend Opera to anyone who has an appreciation for film (or if you have good taste).