DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
CAST: CHRISTOPHER RYDELL, ASIA ARGENTO, PIPER LAURIE
Argento’s first production made entirely in the U.S.—and somewhat under the influence of De Palma—teams him with daughter Asia, playing an anorexic girl who falls for a young man (Christopher Rydell) while briefy escaped from a psychiatric clinic. Her return coincides with the initiation of a bloody rampage by a killer nicknamed the Head Hunter who practices his art with a homemade garrote, and who the young lovers hope to track down before he can collect more gory trophies.
Trauma is screening as part of the Dario Argento series.