Deep Red ★★★★

Umpteenth viewing, first in theater. I guess I was formerly so excited by Argento's style that I was willing to overlook some of the sillier plot elements and character motivations. Still very exciting filmmaking, especially the way Argento cuts so frantically whenever he wants to express tension or the way he rhymes a camera set-up as a storytelling shorthand. The wind-up toy that storms into the room is one of the great creepy moments of the horror genre. I should re-evaluate TENEBRE and OPERA soon.

75/100