Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...Forget SCREAM and it's clones, this is terror for grown-ups..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/3008
"[C]rammed with artsy camera work, intricate Rube Goldbergian death scenes, and a gruesome final reel where blood flows like the Tiber." -- Grade: A-
A virtual style-fest from Italian horror mastermind Argento, originally released in butchered form in the US as UNSANE. Franciosa portrays Peter Neal, an American mystery novelist promoting his latest release in Rome. It's not long, however, until a killer is hot on his trail doing evil deeds which mimic those of the murderer in Neal's book. This very basic premise is executed in an exceedingly and beautifully stylized method which makes the film truly fascinating to watch. Those who do not like the sight of blood, however, should be forewarned -- it flows frequently, and in copious amounts.