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Tenebre (1982)
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Tenebre (1982) With Argento's trademark visual style, linked with one of his more coherent plots, Tenebrae follows a writer who arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration (and, occasionally, the means) of committing murder. As the death toll mounts the police are ever baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable.

Movie Tagline:
Terror Beyond Belief

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Title: Tenebre
Release Date: February , 1987
Runtime: 110 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: Italian
Country: Italy
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Dario Argento

Anthony Franciosa ...Peter Neal
Christian Borromeo ...Gianni
Mirella D'Angelo ...Tilde
Veronica Lario ...Jane McKerrow
Ania Pieroni ...Elsa Manni
Eva Robin's ...Girl on Beach (as Eva Robins)
Carola Stagnaro ...Detective Altieri
John Steiner ...Christiano Berti
Lara Wendel ...Maria Alboretto
John Saxon ...Bullmer
Daria Nicolodi ...Anne
Giuliano Gemma ...Detective Germani
Isabella Amadeo ...Bullmer's secretary
Mirella Banti ...Marion
Ennio Girolami ...Department Store Manager (as Enio Girolami)
Monica Maisani ...
Marino Mase ...John
Fulvio Mingozzi ...Alboretto, the porter
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...Coroner
Ippolita Santarelli ...Prostitute
Francesca Viscardi ...
Dario Argento ...Narrator (Italian version) / Murderer's Hands...
Lamberto Bava ...Elevator Repairman #1
Michele Soavi ...Maria's Boyfriend / Man Walking with Girl on...

Claudio Argento
Salvatore Argento

Dario Argento

Massimo Morante
Fabio Pignatelli
Claudio Simonetti

Tenebre Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Terror Beyond Belief
  • A Descent Into Madness
  • Unrelenting terror from the maker of DEMONS, CREEPERS and SUSPIRIA!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Peter Neal: I've been charged, I've tried building a plot the same way you have. I've tried to figure it out; but, I just have this hunch that something is missing, a tiny piece of the jigsaw. Somebody who should be dead is alive, or somebody who should be alive is already dead. Detective Germani: Explain that. Peter Neal: You know, there's a sentence in a Conan Doyle book, "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
  • Peter Neal: Let me ask you something? If someone is killed with a Smith&Wesson revolver... Do you go and interview the president of Smith & Wesson?
  • [First lines] Narrator: "The impulse had become irresistible. There was only one answer to the fury that tortured him. And so he committed his first act of murder. He had broken the most deep-rooted taboo, and found not guilt, not anxiety or fear, but freedom. Any humiliation which stood in his way could be swept aside by the simple act of annihilation: Murder."
Movie Trivia:
  • The background "muzak" theme playing in the department store at the beginning of the film is taken from the soundtrack of the European version of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978) (which was edited and re-scored under Dario Argento's supervision).
  • Reportedly inspired after director Dario Argento was stalked by a fan.
  • A "George Kemp" is credited as sole screenwriter on U.S. posters and as co-screenwriter with Argento on some prints of the film.
  • Christopher Walken was considered for the lead role.
  • In Germany, the film is still banned after 25 years of its release. The film has never been released uncut in Germany and according to the FSK (the official censorship in Germany), it never will.
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