La, La, La, La.)
Release Date: March 7th, 1975.
Written by: Dario Argento and Bernardino Zapponi.
Directed by: Dario Argento.
Starring: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, and Nicoletta Elmi.
If you've hear us, or anyone else talk about Giallo films, but have yet to experience one, then Deep Red is an excellent place to start your education. In fact, it may be THE place to start, as very few other Gialli can match it in terms of quality.
|NICE SOCKS, KID.|
|SHADOWY FIGURES WITH HATS AND BLACK GLOVES; EVERY GIALLO'S GOT ONE.|
|HE GOT THERE JUST IN TIME. OR NOT.|
The high water mark for Giallo films ensues.
|NOW HE'S STARTING TO GET IT.|
The thing that made the Argento films of old so damned great was that they dripped style and atmosphere like no other. The long, moving camera shots; the haunting and creepy music; the visceral gore; the tension; the use of color; the cheesy dialogue, the cheesy acting; the less-than-coherent, overly-complicated plots; the abrupt, freeze-frame endings... it's a magical combo that for some reason always works, and Dario Argento orchestrated it better than most.
Deep Red is a masterful whodunit with enough blood and gore to keep it twisted and nasty.
|WHAT IS HE EVEN FOCUSING ON?|
|IT SEEMS LIKE NICOLETTA ELMI WAS IN EVERY CREEPY ITALIAN HORROR FLICK IN THE 70'S.|
|RUN, BITCH. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE AND GET SOME HELP!|
|SHE PROBABLY GOT THE WORST OF IT.|
|A METAPHOR FOR HOMOSEXUAL PANIC?|
|THAT'S JUST HORRIBLE ADVICE.|
If you've yet to see this classic of Italian Horror Cinema, then you should give it a spin on Blu-ray, as that's the best way to see it. Blu-ray is always the way.
Deep Red is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Daria Nicolodi and Macha Meril are in this.