Deep Red

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"When the Screaming starts and the Blood begins to flow... Pinch yourself and keep repeating I'M AT THE MOVIES! I'M AT THE MOVIES! I'M AT THE MOVIES! I'M AT THE MOVIES!"
  • R
  • 1975
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 7.5  (42,272)
  • 89

Deep Red is a 1975 Italian horror movie directed by the legendary filmmaker Dario Argento. It stars David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, and Gabriele Lavia in the lead roles. The story revolves around a musician named Marcus Daly (played by Hemmings) who witnesses the murder of a psychic in an apartment building. He teams up with a journalist named Gianna Brezzi (played by Nicolodi) to investigate the murder and find the killer. Along the way, they uncover a series of clues that lead them to a dark past filled with secrets, betrayal, and revenge.

The movie is a classic Giallo thriller, a genre of Italian crime fiction that emphasizes mystery, suspense, and graphic violence. It is known for its stylish cinematography, intricate plot twists, and haunting musical score by progressive rock band Goblin.

The movie opens with a prologue that sets the tone for the rest of the story. A little girl is seen riding her tricycle on a rainy street when she hears a woman's scream. She looks up to see a man dressed in black leather gloves running away from a building. The camera follows the man's footsteps as he walks into an antique shop and finds a dagger on display. He proceeds to brutally stab the woman to death, leaving behind a trail of blood and glass.

The rest of the movie follows Marcus and Gianna as they try to uncover the mystery behind the murder. Along the way, they encounter several suspects, including a creepy dollmaker, a psychic who foresees her own death, and a former Nazi scientist who experiments with children's brains.

One of the standout scenes in the movie is a sequence known as "The Eye Scene". Marcus discovers a clue that leads him to a derelict house filled with old furniture and cobwebs. As he explores the rooms, he suddenly spots a pair of eyes staring at him from behind a curtain. He walks towards the curtain and slowly pulls it back, revealing a gruesome sight.

Another memorable scene is the climax, which takes place in the killer's lair. The camera lingers on a series of grotesque paintings that depict mutilated bodies and distorted faces. The killer is revealed to be someone unexpected, and the final showdown is filled with tension and violence.

Overall, Deep Red is a must-see for fans of Italian horror and suspense. It combines elements of classic whodunit mystery with surreal imagery and visceral violence. The performances by Hemmings and Nicolodi are strong, and the direction by Argento is masterful. The movie has been cited as a major influence on numerous other horror films, including Jordan Peele's recent hit Get Out.

Deep Red is a 1975 horror movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 89.

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