Wednesday, September 12, 2018

49 Days to Halloween- 1970 The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the Italian Giallo horror film "The Bird With the Crystal Plumage" starring Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi and directed by Dario Argento.

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Dir- Dario Argento

An American author named Sam is on vacation in Italy and witnesses an attack on a woman by a black-gloved assailant in a raincoat and suspects a serial killer may be at work. Guilt-ridden by what he witnessed, Sam assists police as the serial killer targets those close to him. When Sam is then harassed by menacing phone calls, a vital clue is potentially revealed. The Bird With the Crystal Plumage was the directorial debut of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. Considered a landmark film in the genre known as Italian Giallo, the film would be praised by critics and usher in a new generation of horror films from Italy with Argento being the most celebrated and famous director.

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