Sub-Genre- Um... Giallo.
Cast Members of Note- Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Elsa Pataky. Directed by Dario Argento.
A creepy killer named Yellow is on the loose in Italy, and it's up to a stewardess and an American detective to stop him... and his odd post-nasal-drip-induced wheezing. It already sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it? Yeah, terrifying. You see, Yellow is a retarded cab driver whom was teased by the other children for looking retarded when he was little... so naturally, he grows up and decides torture and kill women to "get his revenge." Now wouldn't you think he'd grow up and kill kids, since it was kids who drove him to be a murderer in the first place? Like take out a playground with a flamethrower or something? Maybe get a job as an ice cream man and poison the push-up pops?
|Leave the adult women alone, yellow Rambo-looking guy!|
|Good job interviewing the corpse, dummy.|
|I wish she was in my trunk...|
|Shush. Keep it down now. Voices carry.|
As is usually the case with Gialli films, and Argento flicks in particular, there is plenty of violence to be had here, though in this case most of it was not very captivating or exciting. It seemed well placed and deliberate, rather than intense or cringe inducing. Meh.
Nope, and I'm pretty sure that it's not hard to get Elsa Pataky naked either.
Even Dario Argento can swing and miss sometimes.
D+(4.5/10) Man it hurts me to rate an Argento movie so harshly... The guy has given Horror fans so much, that I just feel guilty not liking something of his. It really should be more in the DO NOT WANT range of the grade scale if I'm being fair, but sentimental value (along with a few promising aspects of the film itself) prevent me from dismissing it totally. Where many hated it, I really liked Mother of Tears... so the fact I felt that this movie sucked says volumes. At least to me.
Good God is Elsa Pataky hot or what?