“Where are we?”
“There are strange machines… I don’t know.”
i think PHENOMENA is argento’s best. it is an explosion of huge, alien sadness at one’s own outsider qualities :: a sadness that renders its surroundings totally savage in their violences AND their love. there are traces of PHENOMENA-DNA in TRAUMA and STENDAHL, even in DRACULA, but it is in THE BLACK GLASSES that the big argento-heart finally spreads its black wings that wide again.
this is splatter cinema as…