I guess slinky toys can be dangerous after all!
The score is every bit deserving of the hype, with the intensely bold color palette being a close second. It's a much more basic horror film than I expected, especially with me having seen the remake beforehand (a film that, despite its bloated screenplay, I kind of adore). It also doesn't help that the wooden acting and bad dubbing really stood out on this first viewing, even more so than most of Argento's movies. Nevertheless, it works well enough as a funhouse experience that it's quite easy to let the images and sound wash over everything else.