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I think that if I wasn't watching this film with a friend of mine, I would have been really disturbed, and *gasp* even scared at some parts! I haven't seen many Argento films and at all, and this is the first one that I actually think I made it all the way through. Not that I didn't enjoy the other one or two that I saw..I think something came up where I didn't finish watching them. "Sleepless", the title I viewed it under, is a combination of genres and storylines that all come together beautifully in the end. The majority of the performances are truly awful, but from what I am heard, Argento is never concerned with the performances of his actors. I don't think that I could begin the explain the plot to do it justice. Basically, a serial killer begins stalking a town 17 years after almost similar murders take place. Max Von Sydow by far gives the best performance in the film playing the detective who worked on the original case and is now called into to solve the new murders. Loads of atmosphere and creepy direction in the film. The opening sequence on the train is very nerve-wracking and downright scary, but these scenes are very sparatic. Much of the film is slow, as we learn the background of the original murders and characters. Plot twists are well done and scenes involving the puppet are very creepy. The crowning factor for me with this film, though, was the ending when the killer is revealed. Took me by surprise and was definitely made the slow parts of the film worth it! If any of Argento's other films are this creepy and effective, then he has a new fan!
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