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Opera

Terror at the Opera

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Directed by Dario Argento
Italy, 1987
Horror, Thriller
      English
      Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Synopsis

When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman’s recurring nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath?

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Cinema has seen its share of Phantom of the Opera adaptations, and yet Dario Argento’s cacophonous telling entirely renews the veracity of a classic tale. Released in the U.S. as Terror at the Opera, this revision moves to beyond the rules of 1980s horror to a realm of pure, ecstatic terror.

Synopsis

When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman’s recurring nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath?

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OperaDirected byDario Argento
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Toronto International Film Festival
1989

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