Lots of great unnerving scenes, but it was hard to be truly spooked, what with the over-the-top melodramatic acting and such. And the dubbing too, can't forget the dubbing.
Despite all that though, the ideas and presentation (especially the presentation) are so fantastic that it really holds everything up, but not in a style-over-substance way; The acting may not be good, but it's still a good horror movie.
Modern horror movies need to take note of these Giallo films and put more attention into colour and art direction; just because it's a scary movie doesn't mean it needs to be dark and gritty all the time.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie made me cry.
There are so many aspects of this film that make it as powerful as it is, I wish I could go through each of them individually; but I think I'm too emotionally shook to really analyze all of it. Definitely the type of film that needs a long period of digestion.
If there's one thing I wanted to single out however, it would be the film's portrayal of reality. Shot in von Trier's Dogme 95…