As soon as we hear the fateful words “let’s split up”, we know what’s going to happen. There’s only one kind of fate which can befall the kinds of characters who decide to go their separate ways in a horror film and more often than not, it isn’t rosy. Like it or not, most horror films these days follow the same, tired structure that we have seen a thousand times before. Groups go into the woods, an unspeakable evil is released, all but one is killed, the murderer mysteriously gets away with it. So far, so monotonous.
Made by the king of horror, Dario Argento, Tenebrae is a murder mystery steeped in the blood of its victims. When a copycat murderer reenacts the brutal murders in a crime writer’s books, the author gets pulled into the violence. Pretty soon, lives are being lost and heads are rolling and when things come to a head, you will be shocked beyond belief.