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Tenebrae

Released 1982
Distributor Sigma Cinematografica Roma

Barely released in the US in a heavily cut and censored version improbably titled The Unsane, Dario Argento’s violent thriller is celebrated for its pioneering use of the Louma crane. American writer Anthony Franciosa, in Italy to promote his latest horror novel, finds that a serial killer is offing victims in gruesome tableaus based on his writings.  This was one of the first “video nasties” that were successfully prosecuted and banned from sale in UK video stores in 1984.

About Mark Goldblatt

A lifelong film buff and horror fan, Mark Goldblatt is an Academy Award nominated film editor with over 40 feature films to his credit, including The TerminatorT-2Starship TroopersArmageddonRise of the Planet of the Apes (edited with Conrad Buff), and most recently Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.  He also directed the films Dead Heat and The Punisher (1989 version).