Sunday, May 24, 2009

Deep Red (1975) aka Profondo Rosso aka The Hatchet Murders aka The Deep Red Hatchet Murders

4.5 / 5 May '09

Tagline: The maker of "SUSPIRIA" now takes you on a journey through the macabre, the bizarre...the unnatural
Directed by: Dario Argento
Written by: Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi
Actors include: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 126 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

Well I saw this in my youth and wasn't all that impressed but then again I didn't want to think ever then. This time I found it captivating, trying to figure out who the killer is and why plus it's visually stunning to watch (thanks Dario)! We start off by meeting a psychic who is giving a lecture that suddenly goes wrong when she begins to read a murderer's thoughts...from the audience! Not surprisingly she ends up dead shortly after, but a local piano player happens to witness the murder and it becomes his new obsession! From there of course it's a who dunnit thingy but we get at least a few more beautifully violent and bloody kills to satisfy most and also it's artistic enough to satisfy a different crowd. It also makes sense which made me happy and I'm sure most everyone likes logic right? It's one of those films that is muchly hyped but for a reason, it's definitely one of it's kind so I would recommend it to anyone (that isn't a kid heh).

Availability:  On DVD

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