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When young opera singer Betty takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi’s Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces her to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will her recurring childhood nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath, or does an even more horrific evil lay waiting in the wings? Legendary horror maestro Dario Argento delivers a savagely stunning thriller featuring some of the most shocking sequences of his entire career.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"Movies like Opera can be treasures for minds inclined to dip further into the shadows. They are reminders that terror begins with uncertainty, not with howls of obvious pain."

David Keyes

"An art film through and through, though it be an art film with an unusual number of bloody deaths... one of Argento's most memorable films."

Tim Brayton

Antagony & Ecstasy

"...very possibly a dark parody of The Sound of Music..."

Walter Chaw

Film Freak Central

"Never looked better"

Budd Wilkins

Slant Magazine

"Blows any other version out of the water"

Chuck Conry

Zombies Don't Run

Cast & Crew
  • Betty : Cristina Marsillach
  • Marco : Ian Charleson
  • Inspector Alan Santini : Urbano Barberini
  • Mira : Daria Nicolodi
  • Giulia : Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
  • Marion : Antonella Vitale
  • Stefano : William McNamara
  • Signora Albertini : Barbara Cupisti
  • Director/Screenwriter/Producer : Dario Argento
  • Story By : Dario Argento & Franco Ferrini
  • Co-Producer : Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori
  • Executive Producer : Ferdinando Caputo
  • Cinematography : Ronnie Taylor
  • Music : Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Steel Grave, Claudio Simonetti, Bill Wyman
  • Art Director : GIan Maurizio Fercioni
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 1987
  • Release Date : January 23, 2018
  • Countries of Production : Italy
  • Languages : English, Italian
  • Running Time : 107 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Mono
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : R For Strong Terror and Violence, and for a Scene of Sexuality
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Exclusive Interview with Dario Argento

New Exlusive Interview with William McNamara

New 5.1 Soundtrack