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Tenebre

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Tenebre

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
101 minutes
performer:
Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Mirella D'Angelo
director:
Dario Argento
author:
Dario Argento
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it an A-

A best-selling mystery writer (Anthony Franciosa) arrives in Rome on a book tour only to discover a black-gloved lunatic committing copycat crimes ripped from the pages of his latest novel. Directed by Dario Argento, a.k.a. the Italian Hitchcock, the remastered giallo Tenebre is crammed with artsy camera work, intricate Rube Goldbergian death scenes, and a gruesome final reel where blood flows like the Tiber. EXTRAS include a pidgin-English commentary from Argento and a couple of ho-hum featurettes. Skip them and rewatch the last 10 minutes of the film instead. A-