Deep Red 6/27/20
by Captain Spaulding
Just give me the the eerie opening that juxtaposes Christmas and innocent lullabies with sharp knives and silhouetted stabbings; the psychic's murder that sees her leak copious amounts of red paint; the boiling face; the random, creepy automaton doll; the brilliant necklace beheading; the disturbing paintings; throw in a few of Argento's most striking compositions (to alleviate my boredom, I kept telling myself to focus on the beautiful aesthetics, since Argento is a hell of a stylist, but eventually I'd grow restless and start glancing at the clock again); punctuate it all with Goblin's anachronistic soundtrack that is half jazz, half prog rock, and which is likely the film's biggest strength, despite the music often seeming at odds with what's transpiring on screen.
Deep Red 10/12/18
The long boring sections drag it's score down severely, which is a shame, as the death scenes are great.
Deep Red 8/05/15
But featuring the iconic black-gloved killer and gorgeous female victims, it was a sub-genre that horror icons Mario Bava and Dario Argento heavily contributed to, with Argentos very own Deep Red frequently being cited as being amongst the best films that the sub-genre had to offer.