“You know, you have very beautiful eyes.”
The Cat o' Nine Tails is a 1971 giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento which follows a newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist who try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
The second entry in Argento’s Animal trilogy unfortunately doesn’t hold up as well as its predecessor or Argento’s other works and it isn’t hard to see why the director dislikes this particular film of his.
Slow, disjointed and uninteresting, the film lacks much of the interesting flourishes or violence that makes Argento’s work so striking, despite decent cinematography and a good score.
The film ends up feeling completely forgettable in Argento’s repertoire, which is unfortunate and ranks currently as my least favourite of his works.