The film that launched Dario Argento’s career
Horror films would never be the same again
The man who reinvented horror started out here. Dario Argento’s debut is a heart-stopping thriller and clearly the work of an already mature and original director. Audiences noticed straight away, and horror films would never be the same again. Argento’s innovative style goes against expectations and draws the viewer in with relentless efficiency. Many directors later attempted to emulate his work. Vittorio Storaro’s cinematography and Ennio Morricone’s music contribute to giving shape to a film that has never stopped surprising audiences.
An American writer is in Rome when he witnesses a knife attack on a woman through the window of an art gallery. The attacker, the police tell him, could be a serial killer that is terrorising the city. The writer decides to play detective, putting himself and his girlfriend at risk. An unexpected clue brings him closer to finding the killer. Or so it seems…