Film, Horror

Time Out says

A disappointing giallo shocker from Dario Argento. Two bravura sequences aside - one a snaking, knee-level pan through a theatre during a ballet performance - the film confirms that the Italian horror maestro's best work is way behind him. Retired cop Max von Sydow is drawn back into a murder mystery he investigated years before, when a killer with the same MO surfaces. The key lies in a children's nursery rhyme, but the convoluted plot is ludicrous and the supporting performances wildly erratic. Despite faint echoes of Deep Red and Opera, this is silly, soporific stuff.


Release details

117 mins

Cast and crew

Dario Argento
Dario Argento, Carlo Lucarelli, Franco Ferrini
Max von Sydow
Stefano Dionisi
Chiara Caselli
Gabriele Lavia
Rosella Falk
Paolo Maria Scalandro
Roberto Zibetti
Roberto Accornero
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