(NOT a review, already covered well enough by Paff in 2001, the following still contains spoilers): Like TRAUMA, this is another return to his past, but it appears to me that Dario Argento is running out of ideas, that he’s pretty much used up his cinematic bag of tricks, so here he goes again borrowing heavily from his own movies. Like DEEP RED, this starts off with a traumatic incident within a family’s home and uses both a nursery rhyme and a human-like doll, then jumps to a harrowing, SUSPIRIA-like double-murder scored to pulse-pounding Goblin music. The camera prowls ankle-high along a carpeted hallway, up a stairwell, and the exterior of a forbidding mansion to remind us of TENEBRAE. The graphic murders of mostly sleazy-looking women being stabbed and cut, punched in the face, teeth smashed against the wall (do we need anymore proof that this man truly hates women?) are among Argento’s and Sergio Stivaletti’s best work/FX…the ballerina (who gets decapitated) is most convincing, especially when her severed head hits the floor, eyes blinking, mouth drooling. The graphic murder of Giacomo’s mother (stabbed repeatedly in the mouth with what looks like a clarinet!) had me squirming in my seat. And after one victim is killed, you’ll never cut your own fingernails again without being a bit nervous about it! I liked the way the movie continued a bit while the end credits rolled but what the hell was Argento thinking by killing off his biggest star before the climax?!