Trauma (1993)

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A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.


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29 October 1999 | dr.gonzo-4
A surprisingly great horror-suspense film...
When I picked up TRAUMA at the vid-store, I wasn't really expecting much from it. I'm not a big Argento fan, but I do enjoy Italian horror/cult films. I have to say, I was totally impressed by it! It was a surprisingly great horror-suspense film with great camera work & gore as well. A lot of familiar faces in this film including James Russo, Cristopher Rydell, and Piper Laurie who you might remember from THE FACULTY. Also the lovely Asia Argento who commands the movie like she did in Michele Soavi's THE CHURCH.

Before URBAN LEGEND, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER 16, & SCREAM 3000 there was Dario Argento's TRAUMA. And if you enjoyed any of those similar movies you should love this one as well. Except this one is ten times more scarier and realistic with tons of unexpected plot twists that would put all those movies to shame. Its just too bad Argento doesn't make any more horror movies 'round these parts.

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Trivia

An opening sequence was supposed to feature Tom Savini being accidentally decapitated while the event is witnessed by the killer therefore triggering his/her dormant trauma.


Goofs

Severed heads cannot talk. One needs lungs in order to talk.


Alternate Versions

A special uncut version reportedly available on video features 7 minutes of footage omitted from foreign prints including:

  • a new introduction of the Aura and David characters: David (Chris Rydell) drives Grace (Laura Johnson) at the airport and sees Aura (Asia Argento) being beaten by a man whose plane ticket she tried to steal;
  • a new scene features Grace visiting David at the TV station and asking him about Aura; David invites Grace to his house and then calls Aura at home to ask her if she needs any food; Aura lies to him and tells she's already eaten;
  • Aura visits a market and is spotted by Dr. Jarvis (Frederic Forrest), who tries to catch her;
  • After David and Aura escape from the Marigold, she tells him she's taken a little souvenir from Nurse Volkmann's purse; another new shot shows the Marigold's owner talking to the police;
  • David checks into a hotel after following Linda Quirk's car and asks for a room overlooking the parking lot;
  • David asks for information about Dr. Lloyd in a saloon;
  • After David calls Grace and asks her for prescription forms, she meets and confronts him, trying to make him face the fact that he's become a junkie;
  • The death scenes of Linda Quick and of the killer are more graphically explicit (the wire is seen cutting through Linda's neck).


Soundtracks

Ruby Rain
Sung by Laura Evan
Lyrics by Paolo Steffan
Music by
Pino Donaggio
Arranged and Performed by Paolo Steffan

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

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