1987 / d. Dario Argento
Argento at his best: brilliant, edgy, sadistic, and bloody beyond belief. In OPERA he’s fully in his element, returning to the grandeur and dramatic scenary of the operahouse stage, and telling a deeply dark and twisted tale of devotion and passion, but with his usual twist toward the uber-violent. In my mind, his second best film shadowed only by the legendary SUSPIRIA. Watch for one of the greatest death scenes of all time: a beautifully orchestrated point of view shot involving a bullet travelling through a peephole. Artistic, poetic, and brutal as hell. An essential item in the collection of any true horror fan.