DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
CAST: ANTHONY FRANCIOSA, GUILIANO GEMMA, CHRISTIAN BORROMEO
Argento’s return to his giallo roots after veering off into gonzo horror/fantasy, Tenebre features Anthony Franciosa as an American author of potboiler thrillers who, promoting a new book in Rome, finds that a murderer is re-enacting his most ghoulish ights of literary fancy. Argento uses the occasion to scale new, dizzying heights of his own, employing bravura crane shots, brazenly baroque lighting, and the iconic moment of a razor slashing through white cotton.
Print courtesy of the Phil Blankenship Collection at the Academy Film Archive. This print has English dialogue and is considered by Argento to be the definitive version of the film.
Tenebre is screening as part of the Dario Argento series.