Deep Red

Release Date: 1975

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

R |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

A psychic medium (Macha Méril) is brutally murdered, and musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) feels a need to solve the case, since he was the one who discovered the body. Working with him is reporter Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi), who hopes for a big scoop by solving the case. When one of Marcus's own friends ends up murdered at the hands of the same killer, the resourceful pair realize they must work fast to uncover the murderer's identity or they might serve as the maniac's next victims.

Cast: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Clara Calamai, Macha Méril, Glauco Mauri, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra

Director: Dario Argento

Genres: Horror , Thriller , Mystery

Production Co: Seda Spettacoli, Rizzoli Film

Keywords: 1960s , Investigation , Dark , Murder , Quest , Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    William ThomasEmpire

    Undoubtedly the finest of Argento's thrilling horrors, this one takes the radical step, for the director at least, to concentrate on a plot that equals the shocking visuals of his other works. David Hemmings is well cast and is given a great script which genuinely frights. show more

  • 100
    Ed GonzalezSlant Magazine

    Deep Red is a riveting thriller whose secrets carefully unravel via a series of carefully calibrated compositions that become not unlike virtual gateways into Freudian pasts. show more

  • 88
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    A great horror film about a weak man who, gazing into a vibrant pool of freshly spilled blood, learns just how little he ultimately knows. show more

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