Tenebre Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, Giuliano Gemma

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TENEBRE (Tenebrae) is a movie written and directed by Dario Argento in 1982.
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Peter Neal, an american writer of horror fiction, arrives in Rome. In the meantime, a killer slaughters young italian women with a razor and leaves messages to Neal with quotes of his last bestseller "Tenebre". Inspector Giuliano Gemma tries to protect Neal of the unknown killer whose next victims are close friends of the writer.

A strange giallo with an unusual great number of murders.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives

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