Don't Look Now

D: Nicolas Roeg
Casey/Eldorado (Peter Katz)
UK/Italy 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 1973
110 mins


W: Allan Scott & Chris Bryant [based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier]
DP: Anthony Richmond
Ed: Graeme Clifford
Mus: Pino Donaggio

Julie Christie (Laura Baxter), Donald Sutherland (John Baxter), Hilary Mason (Heather), Clelia Matania (Wendy), Massimo Serato (Bishop), Renato Scarpa (Inspector Longhi)

Don't Look Now is amongst the creepiest horror movies of the 1970's, if not all time.
Following the death of their young daughter, a married couple visit Venice where they meet two eerie sisters who claim they can contact the dead girl.
The father is cynical to such claims, but soon sees a red-coated figure in various shadowy locations around the city, which he believes to be the spirit of his young daughter.  Then he confronts it...
Nicolas Roeg's atmospheric mystery captures a macabre story amongst the picturesque locations, making this one of the all-time great scary movies. Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie deliver brilliantly realistic performances as the married couple and the chilling score will give even the most cold-blooded audience member the shivers.
As for the denouement, it simply has to be seen to be appreciate, though it will probably haunt you forever. You've been warned.

Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now
Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now