Door Into Darkness
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Door Into Darkness
Door into Darkness
ItalianLa porta sul buio[1]
Composer(s)Giorgio Gaslini[1]
Dario Argento
CinematographyElio Polacchi[1]
Editor(s)Amedeo Giomini, Alberto Moro[1]

Door into Darkness (Italian: La porta sul buio) is an Italian television series conceived by Dario Argento. It consisted of four one-hour episodes.


No.TitleDirected byWritten by
1"The Neighbor (Italian: Il vicino di casa)"Luigi CozziLuigi Cozzi
A couple move into an apartment with their newborn. Unbeknownst to the couple, the neighbor upstairs has a terrible secret
2"The Tram (Italian: Il tram)"Dario ArgentoDario Argento
A mystery begins with the discovery of a dead woman's body in the titular location and a detective's thought process on how she got there
3"The Doll (Italian: La bambola)"Mario FogliettiMarcella Elsberger and Mario Foglietti
After a patient of an insane asylum escapes and goes on a killing spree, the police and psychiatrists attempt to work together to apprehend the killer.
4"Eyewitness (Italian: Testimone oculare)"Dario ArgentoDario Argento and Luigi Cozzi
Roberta drives home and nearly hits a woman with her car. When checking the woman, she finds a bullet wound in her chest and sees a man approaching her with a gun.



In a retrospective review, Troy Howarth in his book on gialli stated that "The Neighbor" was a "pleasant diversion" and "The Tram" was the series highlight.[2] Howarth declared "The Doll" as "sluggish and predictable" while "Eyewitness" a "marked improvement" from "The Doll".[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Howarth 2015, p. 222.
  2. ^ a b Howarth 2015, p. 223.
  3. ^ Howarth 2015, p. 224.


  • Howarth, Troy (2015). So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films. Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. ISBN 1936168502.

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