All The Colours Of The Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972)

3.0 out of 5

Starring the Sergio Martino giallo dream team of George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov, All The Colours Of The Dark is a psychoanalysis themed thriller. Jane Harrison (Fenech) is haunted by recurring nightmares but fears a descent into madness as reality and fantasy blur.

Ever so slightly surreal with a certain skew-whiff cinematography All The Colours Of The Dark successfully blends the visual and thematic aspects with a really effective Bruno Nicolai score to give a certain feel of hypnagogia about the whole venture.

While there is a clear Rosemary's Baby influence at work in this film the use of London and rural English locations create a feel not unlike that of Hammer Productions of the period with the Satanist themed plot putting one in mind of the work of Dennis Wheatley.

The three stars of this feature also appeared together under the direction of Martino in The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh.

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