Saturday, March 10, 2018

Poor Bastards of Cinema: Phenomena (Part 1)

Dario Argento is one of my favorite Directors.  Phenomena is one of my favorite Films of his.  So how did I not do these?

In the Film's Opening, a Tourist Girl is left behind by her Bus and wanders around the Alps.  Just like Goldilocks- no doubt an inspiration- she wanders into a House for help.
She gets attacked by an unseen killer- for once not using Dario's hands- and runs away.
She's stabbed by scissors- the second most famous use of those in Horror- and her face smashes into some glass.  It doesn't break nicely either- ouch!
So who is the Actress playing this basically-unnamed girl who is violently-killed to start the Film?
Why does that last name seem so familiar?  Oh right- her Father.
Damn- this girl learned the hard way not to break and enter!

The lesson: don't be related to a Horror Director and/or get lost in the Alps.

Next time, Argento evens things out with a dead guy.  This one also layers on the pathos...

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