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Deep Red

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

The murder of a composer's neighbor has ties to the occult book the tunesmith is currently reading.

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Fresh: Not bad. Not great. Worth a rental.

- Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The inimitable David Hemmings steals much of the show, but it's Argento's trademark candy-red blood, appearing here in copious volumes, which really turns the stomach.

- Christopher Null,, Wednesday, September 26, 2007


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

Deep Red has been said that it is Dario Argento's masterpiece.This is one of his finest works and is a film that showcases Argento's talents to the fullest. Yes, he has made other Horror classics, but Deep Red is in a league by itself. Deep Red is different from Suspiria and Inferno because it doesn't deal with the supernatural, a theme that was heavily explored in those two films. Deep Red is a film rich in atmosphere, and one of the high points of the film is the on screen kills. Argento is definitely a master at his craft and he can truly orchestrate something unique on screen. Deep Red along with Suspiria is one of the best Argento films that any self respecting Horror fan could see. This is a film that showcases Argento's talents at the top of his game, and delivers a unique masterpiece Giallo Horror cinema. The reason this film succeeds is because Argento steadily builds up the story, and doesn't bombard the viewer all at once with horrifying scenes. He takes his time with building the suspense and tension and you are sucked into it's downright twisted story. This is one of the finest Italian Giallo Horror films. Deep Red is a strange film, but then again thats to be expected from Dario Argento. Argento combines Slasher and detective elements into this film, and it adds lots of atmosphere to the overall film. I think thats why the film is as good as it is, it successfully combines intriguing genres of cinema aside from Horror to create a film with a tense, thrilling and horrifying overtones, Deep Red boasts some of the most creative and creepy murder sequences that the Maestro filmed, it's no wonder why this film is hailed as Argento's masterwork. Deep Red is one of the finest, and most terrifying Italian Horror films around, if you haven't seen it yet, then give this one a shot, this is a true classic of the Horror genre.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Sunday, November 7, 2010

5 stars

This is the movie that got my interested in these kinds of films and of course I am talking about Giallo films. There really just very violent Italian film noirs or mystery movies, Giallo itself stands for yellow that's because all the pulp fiction novels in the 20s and 30s all had yellow backgrounds. The film that kick stated this genre was the girl who knew to much and then it was finally completed with the bird with the crystal plumage. Dario Argento films once again have had a major influence on our culture and film industry because of these kinds of movies and don't forget about Suspiria but know there's deep red one of the most creative Mystery/Giallo film ever made. Marcus Daly is a musician living in Rome but after drinking late he walks home but in shock he sees a women banning on a window above his blow his apartment, and she comes crashing throw the glass serving her neck. Marcus enters the apartment to help her but she is dead but, he looks out side and sees the assailant in a rain coat walk away into the night. Even though the police have looked at everything Marcus remembers there was a painting but it's gone. So like everything he sets up his own investigation with a reporter but every time they find something the murder seems to be one step ahead of them. Trust me you will be shocked by the ending and even I went "HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT????" So really it was right in front of me the whole time. The film itself can be very confusing if your not paying attention but it will be explained. But by creative it doesn't have to be scary the film is funny, Marcus and Gianna are in the car together and Marcus seat breaks and she looks at him and laughs. Though it can be very scary at times when you see the girl walk past and the eye looking at her in the closest and then the murder hits her with a hatchet. I think David Hemmings as Marcus Daly was nothing short of perfect just different he can be in different scenes like when he finds the body in the wall same goes with Daria Nicolodi. I think the music is really loud and awesome it works find with the scene we he is looking throw the house just this really moving music (Not scary though). The characters are in my top both Marcus and Gianna together. I come to a close I think its like The bird a bit but its still nothing short of excellent or amazing story telling.

- ariuza1, Monday, December 27, 2010

1 star

I think that the reason I didn't like this movie was because of the bad job done on the technical side. I would really like to re-watch this movie.

- ajv2688, Sunday, January 2, 2011