ᴡᴀᴅᴇ 💉’s review published on Letterboxd:
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i know this is extremely divided among argento & giallo fans. but i’m just so happy to come back to this sub genre and enjoy one of this creative director’s taboo films. i’m not going to lie. and y’all may bury me alive with this statement but—i prefer this over Suspiria—yikes! ikr. burn me at the stake. no disrespect trust me. but hear me out. what people criticized about this one being boring & campy is me seeing marinating atmosphere and lavishing in this giallo theme. this film artistically looks gorgeous. the lighting of pink & blue builds a calm yet tense feeling. it helps digest the tone of the film—for me.
i wish the film stuck more with eleonora giorgi cause omg she was so beautiful & her presence was innocently aesthetic. the story should’ve had more breathing time but all that aside i thought it was great. dario always making lighting another character and the pure yet sporadic score makes this a unique spell of magic that most of his or any films didn’t have at that time.