|release date||August 23 2005|
|starring||Liam Cunningham, Stefania Rocca, Claudio Santamaria, Fiore Argento|
SynopsisPolicewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam. She teams up with British cop John Brennan to find out the identity of the murderer.
Dario Argento is a scary guy. Period. This man can conjure up the most indelible imagery to grave the silver screen. I remember a long time ago, I rented the film “Deep Red Hatchet Murders”. Of course, I’m referring to the heavily cut version of his brilliant: “Profondo Rosso”. Now, the film I saw back then was really heavy on the dialogue but some of its imagery scared the Holy Crap out of me! That laughing wind-up doll towards the end, sent chills down my spine. The movie was kind of a mess, being that it was butchered by censors, but I still took some of it with me when I went to bed that night. And that music! The fantastic score by Goblin was something I’d never heard in a horror film. I wanted to know, and hear, more! Ever since, I’ve been a fan of this man’s work, seeing film after film, wanting to see what he would conjure up next. I sure hope, dear bloody-disgusting reader, that you own your copy of this man’s masterpiece: “Suspiria”. If you don’t, you suck. Stop reading this and go out and buy it! It is, bar none, the most intense fright fest this reporter has ever seen. It is the most visually arresting, sonically charged, dripping-with-maggots horror film ever made. I cannot recommend it enough. Anchor Bay Entertainment issued a triple DVD set a few years back that is a gift from above. As soon as I am done with this report, I’m going to watch it again! Dario Argento, unfortunately, has never matched this brilliant film. With every new entry, he went further and further down from the zenith he had reached with “Suspiria”. Some of his subsequent outings were interesting, but we all sensed that our favorite scary guy was losing ground. It is that thought that was going through my mind when I sat down to watch his latest effort: “The Card Player”. …Read More