Suspiria

Suspiria (1977)

  • Director: Dario Argento
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  • Genre: Horror, Slasher
  • Country: Italy
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Plot

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Critic Reviews

Liked
As visceral and invigorating as classics like “Deep Red” or “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” might be, they aren’t a patch on 1977’s Suspiria.
— Bradley Warren (The Playlist)
Didn't Like
A ridiculously self-indulgent spree of satanic bogeymannerisms entitled Suspiria, virtually self-destructs in the opening sequence. Eager to menace the audience from every sensory direction, Argento doesn't so much create and sustain an illusion of terror as invite you to marvel at his garish ingenuity, at the spectacle of a filmmaker who can't resist overstylizing and upstaging his material.
— Gary Arnold (Washington Post)