Dario Argento’s grossly overstated mise-en-scene adds some perverse interest to this routine (if unusually gory) horror film from 1977. Argento works so hard for his effects—throwing around shock cuts, colored lights, and peculiar camera angles—that it would be impolite not to be a little frightened. With Jessica Harper, Alida Valli, Udo Kier, and Joan Bennett (cruelly lured out of a serene retirement).