"Italian horror stylist, Dario Argento
presents this incredibly well orchestrated, inventive, suspense
thriller about Peter Neal, an American mystery novelist who
comes to Rome to promote his latest release, Tenebre. Soon
after his arrival, a bizarre sequence of shocking homicides
occur which strangely resemble the murders in his book, and
he himself becomes the subject of horrifying death threats.
Although the police are stunned and confused, Neal decides
to take charge of an investigation with the help of his agent
and his staff." - from DVD
Argento is doing some really nice camerawork
in Tenebre (as always) and the use of colours are great. This
movie has lots of atmosphere and suspense. Tenebre is also
one of the goriest Argento movies, especially in the last
15 minutes of the film and the murder sequences are really
well made. The soundtrack by Goblin is marvellous as always
and really helps add more suspense to the movie. In my opinion,
this is one of Argento's greatest movies. Highly recommended.
The DVD from Anchor Bay has some interesting
extras, including an interview with Dario
Argento himself (and his wife). I would have preferred
it if they would have had the interview in Italian, and added
English subs, as Argento isn't exactly an expert in English.
The interview could have been so much better. There's also
a film analysis and Behind the scenes footage on the disc.
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Tenebre" uncut at: play.com,
(Several different versions/editions avaliable)