Explore the city of Turin through the location sites of Dario Argento’s cult film “Deep Red.” Follow in the footsteps of the shady characters as you experience the city’s ambiance. Discover the apartment where the opening murder took place, and more.
What to Expect
Explore Turin from a unique perspective as you follow in the footsteps of Dario Argento’s cult and critically-acclaimed 1975 film “Deep Red” (“Profondo Rosso”).
Shot mainly on location over 16 weeks in Turin, “Deep Red” captured the atmosphere of a "magical" city as described by its director, Dario Argento. He chose Turin because, at the time, there were more practicing Satanists in Turin than in any other European city. Discover secret corners through Argento’s eyes, and see filming locations from other Argento films, such as “Four Flies on Grey Velvet” and “The Cat o’ Nine Tails.”
Argento’s connection with Turin is an intriguing one. Not only has he directed 7 films in the city, but in interviews he has praised Turin for its “magical” ambience and connotations with the supernatural and occult. Whether or not you believe Turin to be a sinister or diabolical place, his passion for the city produced one of the classics of the horror or giallo genre. The Italian genre was obsessed with mystery, often with crime and slasher elements, and “Deep Red” is regarded by fans as possibly his finest; a ghoulish blend of murder mystery and horror that utilizes some key landmarks in Turin.
An English jazz pianist is witness to a murder that he must solve before he too becomes a victim of the black gloved killer. Suspend your disbelief for an exciting and scary ride. The opening murder scene takes place in the apartments overlooking Piazza CLN. See the reclining statue of the God Po, before your guide uncovers lots more gems!
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