Release Date: May 21st, 1971.
Written by: Dario Argento and Dardano Sarccetti.
Directed by: Dario Argento.
Starring: Karl Malden, James Franciscus and Catherine Spaak.
There's nothing quite like a good, classic Giallo film, is there?
Alright, so this one isn't necessarily a "good" Giallo film, but it certainly isn't a bad one either. It is kind of a dull one though, and certainly the least effective one that Dario Argento ever made.
|COOKIE TAKES A WALK WITH A SMALL CHILD WHENEVER HE WANTS!|
This is the nonsensical beauty of Italian Horror.
|HE'S NOT ACTUALLY LOOKING AT ANYTHING.|
As with most Italian Horror movies of the 70's and 80's, especially Argento films, it's the atmosphere that make this one a compelling watch though, so we can forgive the move its other trespasses.
|COOKIE REALLY NEEDS TO GET SOME FRIENDS HIS OWN AGE.|
We also get yet another nonsensical, freeze-frame ending, which was so popular with many Italian Horror flicks of old.
|THIS IS THE PROTOTYPE FOR AN iPAD, CIRCA 1971.|
|THAT PASSION. THAT EMOTION.|
|THAT'S NOT HOW YOU CATCH A TRAIN.|
|WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT IS MORE DISTRACTING: THE 1000-YARD STARE, OR THAT EFFING HAIRDO.|
|"HOW DARE YOU TRY TO IGNORE THE CLEFT ON MY CHIN!"|
Since it comes in a Blu-ray 3-pack with Deep Red and Inferno, it's definitely worth owning. On its own though, you may want to begin somewhere else, and then come back to this one once you've got more Giallo experience under your belt.
Cat o' Nine Tails is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Cinzia De Carolis, the actress who played little Lisa in Cat o' Nine Tails. She grew up alright.