Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 mosche di velluto grigio)
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 mosche di velluto grigio) (1971)

A drummer's nightmare unfolds after he encounters a malevolent stranger and stumbles into a mystery, culminating in a string of murders, in this tale directed by horror master Dario Argento.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 17, 1971
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Possessed camerawork, elliptical editing, and a discordantly playful score (by Ennio Morricone!) conspire against viewers and establish this as one of Argento's most suspenseful efforts.

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Bill Gibron

As whodunits go, this is more of a "who cares". But as a work of celluloid skill, Four Flies on Grey Velvet has no equal. It's a great, great film.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

self-conscious and silly, but directed with such manipulative panache that you too will feel as if you are being strung along by a deranged, sadistic puppetmaster... there are images here that will burn themselves right onto your retina.

Staci Layne Wilson

While the slight story and gore factor rate low, the Argento style is in full flourish. ... Four Flies on Grey Velvet is worthy of all the nostalgic buzz.

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Fernando F. Croce

Exposes a reality made increasingly opaque by mania, technology, sexual tumult

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

As far as Argento films go, none come weirder than the little-seen Four Flies on Grey Velvet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Third directorial effort from Dario Argento is a good Giallo horror film, but it is a bit less focused than his previous two works. I felt that with this one,… More
David Ladd
Working on his rock group, Roberto Tobias, (Michael Brandon) finds that a strange man is stalking him, and after he shows up at their rehearsal, goes into an… More
Eric S
Dreams of someone being decapitated with a sword, a photographer in the balconies with the head of a puppet, and a victim's eyeball being studied by police… More
Aj V
I really liked this Argento film, it's a horror mystery, and it keeps you guessing until the end. The beginning is good, then the middle of the film does… More
Cassandra Maples
Four Flies on Grey Velvet is Dario Argento's rarest genre film. It completes the Animal Trilogy and is the movie that preceded the magnificent Deep Red.… More
Conner Rainwater
An amazing film and one of Dario Argento's best. It's a great suspense thriller full of surprises. The film making is like no other and has some of… More