The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

syndrome1The Stendhal Syndrome is probably my favorite Dario Argento movie that features Asia Argento.

Stendhals SyndromeA young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man’s obsession.

I really like the story and the brutality mixes in very well with the beautiful surroundings in Italy. I like Asia’s performance in this one and the opening scene is very powerful. I remember watching this one twice in one day, because after watching it by myself, I had to show it to a friend and she really liked it as well.

The ending is good, but not as jaw dropping good as some of Argento’s previous films, but I still enjoyed the film and will be rewatching it soon.

Grading: 7.5 out 10.

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