Check out this review of what may be my favorite horror flick of all time, Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece Suspiria. I couldn’t have said any of this better myself. You really do have to view the film as a surreal sort of art piece, from the set design to the musical score. (Those walls really are breathtaking, eh?) Of course, some viewers may be put off by the poor acting, dubbed voices, and odd, almost nonsensical plot, but even if the scares haven’t necessarily aged well, I urge everyone to give this movie a watch. Even the notoriously exploitative horror genre has room for beauty…as macabre as that beauty may be. And at the end of the day, I guarantee you’ll never have seen anything like Suspiria. And you never will again.
Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Barbara Magnolfi, Miguale Bose
“We must get rid of that bitch of an American girl. Vanish! She must vanish! Make her disappear! Understand? Vanish, she must vanish. She must die! Die! Die! Helena, give me power. Sickness! Sickness! Away with her! Away with trouble. Death, death, death!” (Madame Blanc, Suspiria)
I firmly believe that you can take any random single frame from Suspiria’s entire 98-minute runtime and hang it on your wall as a piece of art.
It’s easily one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen, and one of my favourite horror films without a shadow of a doubt, because it’s just so artistically and stylistically breathtaking.
The film follows Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper, who had previously starred in Phantom Of The Paradise), an American dance student who’s travelled to a prestigious ballet school in…
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