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Top Customer Reviews
Dario Argento has been making stylish, intelligent thrillers for four decades now. As is to be expected with a director who has close to twenty films in the can, his output has been a little inconsistent over the years. Trauma is on the up side of things, but it's not one of his best efforts.
David Parsons (For the Boys' Christopher Rydell) is an ex-junkie working as an artist for the local TV station. On his way home from work one night, he sees Aura Petrescu (Asia Argento of xXx and b.Monkey) getting ready to jump off a bridge. He stops her and convinces her to go for coffee with him. This does not work well, and she is accosted after running away from him. She is taken back home to her parents, spiritualists Adriana (Carrie's Piper Laurie) and Stefan (L'Ange's Dominique Serrand) after begging her accosters not to take her back to the Faraday Clinic, from which she had escaped just before the suicide attempt. On her first night home, however, not only do her parents call the clinic's head, Dr. Judd (Frederic Forrest, of Hammett fame), but during a séance, a series of confusing events occurs that leads to Adriana and Stefan's death. With nowhere else to turn, Aura goes back to David, and the two of them try to figure out who the killer is before he gets to Aura.
While the cinematography is pure Argento, much of the rest of the atmospheric trappings that make Argento films so wonderful are missing; most notably, the music is nowhere near the quality Argento got when working with Goblin. But a thriller doesn't have to be an Argento film to be good. How's the rest of it? The acting is a mixed bag; Frederic Forrest, especially, is painfully bad, the polar opposite of the brilliant, engaging actor who made Hammett such a treat.Read more ›
I haven't seen all of director Dario Argento's films yet so it would be unfair to call this film his "sloppiest", but it still is a sloppy movie. Not only because it fails to capture the creepy atmosphere like his other films, but even as a standalone movie it's not very good. It's entertaining, but the overall product leaves much to be desired. You can see the Boom Operator's hand in one of the shots, the dialogue in the film is a bit ridiculous, and one of the green screen effects used in the film is horrible (it's the scene where a severed head is falling down an elevator shaft). Also the score doesn't really fit the movie and it sounds like music from HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS or some ridiculous kids movie. However, on the flip side there are some good things about TRAUMA. From a filmmaking point of view it's a bad film, but from an entertainment perspective I actually enjoyed TRAUMA a lot.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Odds are you already know if this one's for you or not. A lot of people hate on the later Argentos, but I found this to be another enjoyably campy gorefest filled with ridiculous... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael J Schwartz
twin peaks was a tv series.it had this actress from this film in it. both were UTTER GARBAGE.
"Trauma" is a much better film than any that Dario Argento has since released. His talents for colour and composition are fully in evidence in this early-90s giallo, which I would... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Jed Tales
of course I'm going to give this one a 5 star rating. Many who have seen this movie wouldn't be so nice with a high rating, but it had some great actors and decent acting. Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Linda Mangrum
The movie will leave you speechless and on the edge of your seat. Who, what, and where are the questions.Published on February 27, 2013 by crystalblue_teacher
Christmass gift for older sister who has been searching for this on DVD for awhile now. She's a huge Asia Argento fan, so this has played very well amidst her collection.Published on January 2, 2013 by Bianca Jones
What a disappointing movie!
My high hopes and excited anticipation were smashed
upon the jagged rocks of mediocrity. Read more
Dario Argento movies are kinda stupid, but stupid in an interesting way. As with "Suspiria", the best way to approach "Trauma" is as a fairy tale, though here neverland is not a... Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by William McNeill
I'm a huge Dario Argento fan, but like most of his fans, have been very disappointed by his post-1987 work, which ranges from mediocre to abysmal. Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by Grigory's Girl
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