Elsa Pataky in Dario Argento's 'Giallo'I hate it when trailers feature a "voice over guy" repeating everything you see on screen. That's the problem with the new trailer for Dario Argento's Giallo, which you can watch over at Bloody Disgusting.

Just as the atmosphere starts to soak in -- night in the city, a taxi ride gone bad -- the voice over begins, telling you what you can already see. We hear: "The city of Torino is known for its beautiful women" as we see gorgeous models strolling down a runway. Then we hear: "But someone is preying on them" as we see Adrien Brody approach the bloody corpse of a dead woman. Next we hear: "His methods are brutal" as we see a bloodied woman in too close proximity to a big ol' knife. In other words: we know what we're seeing, dude! You don't need to tell us the obvious!

Brody could be a good Argento lead -- tall, lanky, sleepy-voiced -- but it's hard to get a feel for the movie with this trailer. And it features entirely too much brightly-lit footage: a murder mystery / thriller should be dark and filled with shadows, and we get only a taste of that here. I don't get any of that nutty vibe that made Argento's Mother of Tears so memorable. Instead it feels more like The Card Player, which was engaging but, in the end, only slightly above average. We'll wait to hear about the film, which also stars two lovely ladies in Emmanuelle Seigner and Elsa Pataky, when it debuts at Frightfest in London next month.

categories Horror