Deep Red ★★★½

A little meandering at times, but still a tense, powerful murder mystery (if you can cruise past the casual misogyny and homophobia). Argento teases the viewer in the lead-up to each murder, and while not as gory, operatic, or gorgeously photographed as some of his later works (Suspiria, mainly), this is nevertheless essential viewing for fans of Argento, giallo, or just any flavor of horror in general.

(this review is of the 126 minute original cut)