Tenebre (Unsane)
Tenebre (Unsane) (1982)

Despite the lurid slasher-movie trappings of his output, filmmaker Dario Argento has always been able to attract "name" actors to his projects. The Unsane (original title: Tenebrae) stars Anthony Franciosa as a man bedeviled by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 28, 1982
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Unpleasant even by contemporary horror standards.

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Steve Biodrowski

The film synthesizes all the familiar Argento motifs (psycho killers, bloody violence, convoluted plot twists, pulse pounding music) into an almost perfect symphony of fear that overcomes many of his traditional shortcomings.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Argento's most coherent film and one of his most shocking.

Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Poorly executed with awkward line readings and badly sequenced scenes.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In a way, it could be [Argento's] most personal film.

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Christopher Null

Gory but not particularly effective Argento horror flick, complete with his usual touches: secret villain, topless Italian beauties, and an overbearing organ score.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Argento delights in tripping up audiences with startling plot twists and bursts of extreme violence.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Tenebre is possibly Argento's most overtly sexual film, and at the heart of it lies an all-too human fascination with sexuality in all of its desirable and frightening forms.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Tenebre is nearer to body of Argento's filmography, and seems like an homage to his early gialli; in comparison it marks the extent of the director's progressive evolution. Tenebre is among Argento's best films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Interesting, but a bit underwhelming.
Keiko Aya
Directed by Dario Argento and starring Anthony Franciosa, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo, Veronica Lario, Ania Pieroni and Eva Robin's.… More
Ken Stachnik
It's no Bird with the Crystal Plumage, or Deep Red (or Suspiria for that matter), but Tenebre is still one hell of a giallo.
Aj V
A great mystery horror movie, with brilliant twists and turns. I think some of the actor's could have done a better job, but it's not distracting or… More
Cassandra Maples
After the opening credits the film starts in New York, as American author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) cycles to JFK airport. He flies to Rome so he can… More
Alex roy
Tenebre is another solid work of horrifying genius from horror maestro Dario Argento. After Inferno, his fans wanted him to get back to what put him on the map,… More