Terror at the Opera
Terror at the Opera (1987)

The polar-opposite worlds of opera and horror collide in this gory giallo film from director Dario Argento. Christina Marsillach (Tom Hanks' romantic interest in Every Time We Say Goodbye) stars as Betty, a beautiful understudy who gets… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Keyes

Movies like Opera can be treasures for minds inclined to dip further into the shadows. They are reminders that terror begins with uncertainty, not with howls of obvious pain.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Argento's masterful use of colors and music keep help to keep the film feeling fresh.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Argento's Opera is a film of rare beauty, a celebration of love's absence and the ferocious force of the gaze.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Italian horror master Dario Argento may have the most lopsided strengths and weaknesses of any director I've experienced.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Singing its praises!

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

With its grand scale and brooding themes, the art of opera fits neatly with Argento's lavish stylistics and dark preoccuptations as a filmmaker

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An art film through and through, though it be an art film with an unusual number of bloody deaths... one of Argento's most memorable films.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stylish, but inane and sadistic Argento thriller.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

very possibly a dark parody of The Sound of Music

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Sherwell
Released in 1987, Dario Argento's giallo thriller 'Terror at the Opera' perfectly blends the grandeur of the opera with his unmistakable brand of… More
Alex roy
Dario Argento's Opera is a fine return to the maestro's earlier films such as Deep Red. Argento follows Tenebre, another Giallo Horror film with this… More
Cassandra Maples
If you're OK with the outlandish work of Italy's premier horror director-able to accept his outrageous story lines and flamboyant style-then you… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
As usual with Argento, the plot is pointless, and in this case it has a twist that made no sense at all. But also as usual with him there are some very creative… More
Aj V
I really couldn't decide whether or not I liked this movie. I mostly liked it: Argento's style is evident, there are a lot of great special effects,… More
Conner Rainwater
While it is not the most well conceived story to come from Dario Argento, it's still an extremely good movie. There always seem to be the best villains in… More