Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Unsane (AKA Tenebre - 1982)

I definitely should have paid better attention to the article AKA in Horrorhound Magazine a couple of issues ago. As I am discovering while watching my Drive-In Classics: 50 Movie Pack over the past few days since my surgery, there are so many important and influential movies that have fallen into the AKA category, a great surprise can be found at any moment (especially with giallo’s). One such revelation from yesterday was Unsane (AKA Dario Argento’s  Tenebre) from 1982.

Plot/ An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

I do not know what more I can say about Tenebre. Not only is it one of Argento’s best, it may be one of the best examples of Giallo in cinema. The story is twisting and strong, the acting solid, the plot and pacing work well together, the soundtrack fits perfect and there is enough blood, gore and shocking violence to keep everyone happy (except maybe Tipper Gore). In the end, Argento’s artistic flair with the use of colors to create atmosphere is amazing, and he was truly on top of his game creating a thriller full of stylish murder and haunting elements. This is one of the best and definitely highly recommended to fans of blood, Giallo’s and Argento.

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