Tenebrae represents Argento's return to the giallo horror subgenre. An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all those associated with work on his latest book.
Argento’s preoccupation with architecture-as-terror-mechanism is ritualistic in nature and, despite the grotesque results, is ravishing to behold. The interior décor of many rooms complements the death of the film’s victims with great symmetry. A sharp object in Peter’s hotel room prognosticates doom. - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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