R | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.
In Germany, the film is still banned after 25 years of its release. The film has never been released uncut in Germany and according to the FSK (the official censorship in Germany), it never will.
We have eliminated the impossible. Whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
On the telephone, the killer tells Peter Neal that "you wrote those words, page 46," but in fact the words quoted would have had to be on an odd-numbered page of the book TENEBRAE, given the placement of the text we see in the opening sequence.
Anne's screams continue even as the ending credits roll.
The hand chopping was shortened by 4 seconds for a British cinema certificate, and this version was also released on video before 1984. In that year, videos were then required to be classified seperately from cinema releases in the UK.