Deep Red (1975)

Time to continue venturing into the Cult Horror Collection. Tonight’s entry was the Dario Argento classic Deep Red (Profondo Rosso). This is an important film in my life, and honestly, it is on a very short list of movies that helped shape my love of all things horror.

Plot / A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.

I remember seeing this film for the first time years ago; it was introduction to Argento and the giallo genre. To me, it was and remains a stunning example of what can be done within a film, when you combine a murder mystery with clever cinematography, terrific atmosphere and imagery; not to mention that there are some incredibly inventive murder sequences and a nice tint of blood. The cast is solid and the plot is interesting and at the end it is a terrific thriller that firmly ranks as one of Argento's best!


  1. A fantastic film, as good as his acknowledged classic SUSPIRIA.


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