Day 13: Suspiria (1977)

If Mario Bava is the grandfather of Italian horror then Dario Argento is the father, and Suspiria is widely regarded as his masterpiece.  Suspiria is one of those movies most people have probably never heard of (in America at least), but when you start digging into horror and trying to learn more about the genre, it inevitably comes up as a must watch.  It is always on top ten lists of those with a more complete knowledge of global horror, and there is a reason for that.  Watching Suspiria is a bit of an awakening if you are a burgeoning horror buff.  You’re not quite sure what the hell is going on, but it is damn sure freaky, scary, and quite beautiful.  Just the colors in the movie alone are worth noting for their vividness and impact.  The score from Goblin is very well done and definitely boosts the quality of the movie.  The basic plot follows an American ballet dancer that travels to Germany to attend a ballet training school.  Her fellow students start mysteriously disappearing and are in fact the victims of some of the more grisly and shocking deaths in horror cinema history.  If you’re looking to expand your horror horizons, definitely give this one a watch.          


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