“It’s a long, deliriously filmic, primal banshee-howl of macabre imagination that leaves us hormonal and drunk on delusion: the beautiful, thrilling, lurid lie of cinema.”~Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
Aroview: A jaw-droppingly audacious remake of the classic Argento horror, which finds director Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) at his most bold and uncompromising.
Set in West Berlin in the 1970's where an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson) is accepted into a prestigious dance academy. Events soon take a spine-chillingly sinister turn, leading to a climatic scene that is nothing short of divisively full-on. Surely one of the most stylish horror movies ever made, though we still recommend the original on its own terms.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) Formally stunning and proudly pretentious, in that good way which can make cult classics, but over-length finally exposes the limits of conceit and material alike. The first death scene's a sadistic doozy; hated the climax, loved the coda.~fairbrother