The story of Pablo is a rabbit hole of horror almost too deep for a single film. That's a hurdle many who tackle this most likely face, here, even at over two hours, the story rushed to wring as much from the tale as possible but this film did ok. For enthusiasts of the man and myth, this film is a solid recommendation from me.
This film really did try. It tried to be different from Lambert’s 1989 film and it succeeded, it tried to amp up the horror with its many jumpscares and it’s more or less a success. But one thing the movie should not have done was rush through too much of the first and second act, as it is ultimately difficult to feel much for the characters when we were hardly given any time to emotionally connect with them.
If you have any interest in story telling or filmmaking you need to do yourself a huge favor and seek this film out. This film is a visual beauty and overall it is completely compelling. I can’t recommend this film any higher!
If you research this film you will see that the story was influenced by true events when Dario Argento was receiving threatening letters and phone calls from an obsessed fan who continually criticized him for murdering beautiful women in his films. These events triggered him to write Tenebre.