PRINCE CHARLES DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - FRIDAY 23 AUGUST

 

TENEBRAE

 

Director: Dario Argento. With: Anthony Franciosa, Dario Nicolodi, John Saxon, Guiliano Gemma. Italy 1982. 101 mins.

 

GUEST OF HONOUR SPOTLIGHT SCREENING - Back on the big screen, Dario Argento’s ultra-modernistic bloodbath examines the horrors of random violence as American crime novelist Peter Neal goes on a Roman book tour and crosses paths with a deranged killer inflamed by his latest best seller. A deceptively traditional Giallo is cruelly and sexually subverted in bizarrely resonant ways in this disturbing mind bender from the Italian genre icon and master of the mystery thriller. One of Argento’s most acclaimed set pieces – the roof crawling camera – is a jaw-dropping highlight in a superlative shocker with a fabulous score from ex-Goblin members Claudio Simonetti, Pignatelli and Morante.

 

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