Deep Red, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria… Dario Argento is one of the most influential and beloved horror directors of all time, and with the list of films he’s made sits an array of classics, many of which fall into the giallo genre, popularised by Argento himself. In that list and in that genre, sits Tenebrae. It’s been called one of Argento’s greatest achievements, it’s been called one of the very best giallo films of all time, and it remains a favourite among genre fans all over the world. There’s a damn good reason for that.
Tenebrae, made all the way back in 1982, was a story conceived by Argento that he formed into a screenplay and directed. It follows Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa), a novelist who is