Deep Red (or Profondo Rosso) is a Giallo movie from Dario Argento and, alongside Suspiria, considered his greatest work.The story follows the main character, the music teacher Marcus Daly (Marc) who witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic medium, Helga Hulmann and, despite failing to rescue her, catches a glimpse of the killer. With the help of a reporter, Gianna, his best friend Carlo and Dr. Giordani, an associate of Helga, he tries to uncover this mysterious killer and stop him before he kills again.The film was very popular not only in Italy, but also in Britain and America (whose version however is cut and shorter) and even in Japan, where it's known as "Suspiria 2".
Genre Savvy: When Marc hears the "killer tune" at the beginning he has the common sense to call for help and lock the doors. Also Giordani, who decides to pick up a large, curved dagger in order to protect himself. It doesn't work.
Genius Bruiser: Giordani, who keeps a curved dagger nearby, ready for use.
Humiliation Conga: A tragic one: Carlo flees from the police, falls from a high wall, hurting his leg, then is hit and stunned by a truck's rearview mirror, gets caught in said truck, is dragged along the street, hit his head and finally, when it stops, he has his head squished by the wheel of a car.
I'll Kill You!: A creepy threat from the killer to Marc near the beginning.
Killer:" You won't get away from me, I'll kill you sooner or later!"