I remember this being a very well done giallo, quite possibly Argento's best. He told a very good whodunit story that will keep most, if not all viewers completely in the dark until the end; with it's genuine creepy moments and suspense, the film makes up for its very slow pace and will more than likely appeal to real horror fans, whom understands that horror is not just clowns from outer space or some other silly shit out there.
**** out of **** This is the quintessential Dario Argento thriller. Examine the director's entire career - down to every last film he's ever made before and after this - and you'll see that each one contains just a hint of "Deep Red" in its DNA. Argento has been around (in cinematic terms) for a while, since his debut feature in 1970, and if you know his name and have seen a few of his movies; then you're already partially familiar with the name he's made for himself. It's … more
Dario Argento has been called many things, among of which is the “Hitchcock” of Italian cinema. The man has been responsible for many ‘trippy’ journeys to the macabre and the supernatural. His finest works have arguably been “Tenebre”, “Suspiria“, and “Inferno”. DEEP RED (1975) is one of Argento’s finest work, the film is methodical, relies on restrained suspense and it even pushes the envelope in blood and gore during this period … more