Friday, June 24, 2016


Suspiria is a 1977 Dario Argento horror film. This is the first in the Three Mothers Trilogy, which continues with Inferno and The Mother of Tears. Suspiria focuses on an American ballerina, who realizes after a while that the German ballet school she's enrolled in is a front for all kinds of evil goings-on. Joan Bennett is in it.


Moria says, "Many regard Suspiria as Dario Argento’s finest film." 1000 Misspent Hours concludes with this: "Suspiria, in its best moments, is like a nightmare whose horrific power is impossible to convey to anyone upon waking, and which remains unsettling in memory precisely because it can never be adequately explained to anyone else."

Images Journal calls it a "masterpiece of gothic horror" and "one of the most beautiful, dream-like horror films ever conceived, and quite simply the crowning achievement of a stylistic master, director Dario Argento." Slant Magazine has a positive article that discusses the influences on this film. Empire Online says it's "As close to perfection as the genre has probably ever come." Time Out rates it #9 on the list of 100 best horror films.

DVD Talk says, "Dario Argento's masterpiece, the dark fairy tale known as Suspiria, remains one of the most beloved Italian horror films of all time. A fantastic exercise in style and atmosphere". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 93%.

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