Swept off the shelves by the 1984 Video Recordings Act, Dario Argento's claret-spraying tale of a crime novelist whose latest paperback inspires a razorblade-wielding psycho at last emerges intact. It's easy to see why the BBFC originally buried it, and then demanded cuts for the 1999 release: Tenebrae's sexual frisson and eye for splatter is explicitly nasty. But there's more to this accomplished slasher than just blood'n'guts, Argento busily subverting thriller conventions while toying with the viewer's preconceptions about misogynous screen violence.

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    • stephen35

      Jun 8th 2010, 10:14


      As a big fan of the films of Dario Argento i think Tenebrae ranks as one of his finest films.I love it.

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