Tenebrae (1982)


The movie Tenebrae (1982) is a giallo film directed by Dario Argento. The story follows Peter Neal, an American crime novelist, as he travels to Rome on a book tour. However, his visit takes a dark turn when a serial killer begins targeting people associated with his latest novel, also titled “Tenebrae.”

As the bodies pile up, Neal finds himself caught in a web of mystery and danger. He teams up with a local detective, Detective Germani, to try and solve the case. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they uncover a complex web of secrets, jealousy, and obsession.

The movie Tenebrae (1982) explores themes of voyeurism, identity, and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.


  • Anthony Franciosa as Peter Neal
  • Christian Borromeo as Gianni
  • Mirella D’Angelo as Tilde
  • Veronica Lario as Jane McKerrow
  • Ania Pieroni as Elsa Manni
  • Eva Robins as Maria Alboretto
  • John Saxon as Detective Germani


  • The movie Tenebrae (1982) is considered one of Dario Argento’s most influential works in the giallo genre.
  • The film’s title, “Tenebrae,” is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.”
  • Tenebrae features a memorable and haunting score by Italian progressive rock band Goblin.
  • The film’s violence and graphic content led to its inclusion on the UK’s “Video Nasty” list.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023