Alessio Rinaldi, a 25-year-old director, gets the charge from a producer to write the script of his first movie with Ubaldo Terzani, a well-known writer of horror novels. Alessio moves into... See full summary »
Alessio Rinaldi, a 25-year-old director, gets the charge from a producer to write the script of his first movie with Ubaldo Terzani, a well-known writer of horror novels. Alessio moves into Terzani's house to start this collaboration, and a strange relationship of psychological dependence grows between them: Ubaldo Terzani unveils his dark side, and Alessio fall in a desperate depth of craziness and nightmares. There is a reason why Terzani's bestsellers are so frightening ... Alessio will discover that reality can be unexpectedly more terrifying than every brainchild, and he will have to fight hard to escape Ubaldo Terzani's jaws. Written by
Fresh Italian director Gabriele Albanesi has done something that no other Italian horror/thriller director has managed to do since Argento lost his touch in the early 90'ies. This is a creepy thriller/horror in Italian style that promises much for the future if Albanesi keeps going in that same direction.
I had basically given up on Italian horror cinema, and here comes Gabriele Albanesi and gives us a sweet preview of things to come. Loved the two main characters, the actors really did an amazing job.
There are small issues, like the dialog between Sara and Alessio being slightly out of place, the pacing irregular at the beginning and other small issues, but I frankly wasn't bothered by them. Sergio Stivaletti simply did an amazing job on the blood and gore in the movie, but then he's a master.
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