Movie Review

31 Days of Halloween: Suspiria (1977)

For Day 8 of 31 Days of Halloween, my pick is Suspiria. This movie (whose remake is coming out really soon!) was my first foray into Italian horror and the wonderfully twisted mind of Dario Argento.

Suspiria Poster

IMDB’s Description: “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.”

This movie is visually so stunning. It blends mystery and horror together as you try to figure out what is happening at this ballet academy. As the young ballerinas and some of the staff meet untimely ends, it’s clear that something supernatural is at work. While the acting and dialogue are a bit uneven, this is still a tremendous visual masterpiece. I can’t wait to see the remake, which is a full hour longer than the original. I hope it keeps the visual artistry while improving on the character development.