This screening includes SUSPIRIA
- Date and time:
- Fri, Oct 14, 10 pm; $5
The giallo master's magnum opus: paranoia, dizzying aesthetics, grisly murder, and the sinister supernatural collide in an unforgettable visual feast.
American Suzy travels to Germany to attend a prestigious ballet school only to arrive on the night another student is murdered after fleeing the school under mysterious circumstance. As Suzy tries to adjust to her demanding new routine, she’s beset by ailments and plagued by whispers in the walls. Trying to grip tight to her sanity, she’s sucked into a vortex of incomprehensible evil. From the mind of Italian giallo horror master Dario Argento, Suspiria has stood the test of time as one of the most viscerally aesthetic cinematic spectacles, a combination of horror and art that grabs you from the start and never lets go. [99 mins; horror; Italian dubbed in English]
"What lingers is not a sense of evil but exhilaration in how far Argento and his fellow filmmakers were willing to go to shock and delight; the movie's sheer exuberance is the cinematic equivalent of a blood transfusion." — Adam Nayman, The Ringer
"Suspiria's technical and aesthetic composure overwhelms, astounds, and shocks its place into the annuls of all horror, giallo or otherwise." — Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review
"Argento’s deliriously artificial horror film owes as much to Georges Méliès and German Expressionism (specifically The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) as it does to Jean Cocteau and Grimm fairy tales." — Ed Gonzalez, Slant