American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) comes to Italy to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae. Unfortunately, a razor-wielding serial killer is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in the same gruesome manner as depicted in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion.
Presented restored and uncut from the original camera negative, Dario Argento's TENEBRAE stars John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Dario Argento's Phenomena), and John Steiner (Caligula). The horror classic also features a “killer” synth-music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band Goblin).
“Synthesizes all the familiar Argento motifs (psycho killers, bloody violence, convoluted plot twists, pulse-pounding music) into an almost perfect symphony of fear.” –Cinefantastique
DIRECTED BY DARIO ARGENTO
ITALY | 1982 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE