An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains. The orphaned young woman and her new lover launch their own investigation and are endangered when a link is discovered with the victims and a particular operation performed years before.

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  1. Dario Argento

    Director, Writer

  2. T.E.D. Klein


Top Billed Cast

  1. CR

    Christopher Rydell

    David Parsons

  2. Asia Argento

    Asia Argento

    Aura Petrescu

  3. Piper Laurie

    Piper Laurie

    Adriana Petrescu

  4. Frederic Forrest

    Frederic Forrest

    Dr. Judd

  5. Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Grace Harrington

  6. DS

    Dominique Serrand

    Stefan Petrescu

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Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • April 20, 1994
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Heads You Win!

Dario Argento's 1993 Giallo is a mixed bag, it's a film on his CV that his fans readily accept shows the best and worst of the goremeister's bent.

Asia Argento plays a troubled young woman with a eating disorder who runs away from a psychiatric hospital. Teaming up with a hero in waiting, she is drawn into the hunt for a serial killer known as "The Headhunter", a hooded killer who has a penchant for decapitation.

Backed by American dollars for the first time, Dario Argento is in a mischievous mood here. Pumped by Pino Donaggio's chipper musical compositions, Trauma strug... read the rest.

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