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Trauma (1993)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  12 March 1993 (Italy)
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A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

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Adriana Petrescu
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Dr. Judd
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Grace Harrington
Dominique Serrand ...
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Hope Alexander-Willis ...
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Hilda Volkman
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Georgia Jackson (as Isabell Monk)
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Gabriel Pickering
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An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains. The orphaned young woman and her new lover launch their own investigation and are endangered when a link is discovered with the victims and a particular operation performed years before. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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a dark secret, a twisted mind, an insane desire for revenge. See more »


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Rated R for violence and terror, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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This was Dario Argento's first American production. See more »

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References Return to Oz (1985) See more »

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Ruby Rain
Sung by Laura Evan
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Music by Pino Donaggio
Arranged and Performed by Paolo Steffan
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One Of My Favorites!
7 March 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Dario Argento, the king of Italian horrorfilms has truly outdone himself with the excellent 1993 Trauma. The story goes of a young girl who has an eating disorder. At the same time a killer is loose in the city who starts decapitating people in a particularly gruesome manner.

The gore was there, although not as over the top as Argento usually does it, Asia and Christopher Rydell (who are both hottt) are very nice actors, the killers motive is convincing and disturbing, and the directing was superb. Although the fact that many people loathed it for being too American, i loved the fact that it was shot in America. In fact, I believe it was the first time Argento used a black person for a role in his films. I liked it because it was finally different.

You should see this very underrated Argento film, as it is one of my gory favorites of his. If you see this, you should also try to find Stendhal Syndrome, also with Asia Argento, and very recommended.


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