Wednesday 31 March at 7.30pm
Dario Argento│Italy│1977│98 mins│R16 violence
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realise that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders. This giallo horror film is a glossy, gory classic with sumptuous visuals.
We will be screening the Italian version, with English subtitles.
“Suspiria remains a truly one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. For horror fans, it is one of those touchstone titles whose significance has been passed down from generation to generation. Unlike many other horror films of its era, it has not aged a day and its formal beauties still put most current movies to shame. Those not immediately disposed to the horror genre may have a harder time getting into it – I cannot emphasize just how bloody it does get at times – but even they may find themselves responding to the incredibly skilled and self-assured filmmaking on display, even if they are doing it with their hands over their faces and from a crouching position. Suspiria truly is one of the absolute classics of the horror genre and anyone who considers themselves to be true students of the cinema owe it to themselves to experience it for themselves, especially if they get a chance to see it on the big screen where it belongs.” – Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com