The Cat O’ Nine Tails

Dir: Dario Argento
Cast: Karl Malden, James Franciscus, Cinzia De Carolis
112mins   1971   Italy   15   Italian   

Part of Depot's Classic Argento Halloween Double Bill

Presented in 4K UHD

With a short introduction from Depot's Education Manager and resident Argento fan, Anthony Gates, providing some insight and context to the Giallo genre.

When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò, who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori, Franco's young niece, may also be in killer's sight.

'Set against a backdrop of genetic research and espionage, Argento's formal obsession with allusions to seeing and sightlessness is on fierce display' - Ed Gonzales, Slant Magazine


Sun 31 October