Suspiria (1977)

suspiria1Well anyone who knows me, knows that Suspiria is my favorite film and has been since I was 15 years old and now you will understand why. If I ever felt sad or felt alone when I was a teenager, I always watched this film and it made me feel better, in fact any movie by Argento made me feel better, but Suspiria is the most special.

SuspiriaA newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

Why is this my favorite film? I had been reading about Suspiria a lot before I saw it, mostly about the deathscenes and how beautifully filmed it was, because I knew this would be something special and I had to be prepared.

The deathscenes are great and very creative, especially the beginning. The music is spectacular because it fits every scene perfectly and Goblin’s music enhanced the horror. In my opinion Suspiria is Argento’s most beautiful film in terms of lighting and composition and it show right from the start. Jessica Harper portrays the character of Suzy Bannion really well and I became an instant fan of hers after this one. A fun fact is that Suspiria is translated to The Escape from Hell (Flykten från helvetet) in Swedish.

Grading: 10 out of 10.


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