Film, Fantasy

Time Out says

From his stylish, atmosphere-laden opening - young American ballet student arriving in Europe during a storm - Argento relentlessly assaults his audience: his own rock score (all dissonance and heavy-breathing) blasts out in stereo, while Jessica Harper gets threatened by location, cast, weather and camera. Thunderstorms and extraordinarily grotesque murders pile up as Argento happily abandons plot mechanics to provide a bravura display of his technical skill. With his sharp eye for the bizarre and for vulgar over-decoration, it's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them. Don't think, just panic.

By: SM


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Dario Argento
Dario Nicoladi
Alida Valli
Udo Kier
Miguel Bosé
Rudolf Schöndler
Flavio Bucci
Stefania Casini
Jessica Harper
Joan Bennett
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