You know what I find odd? The fact that after years of reviewing films I have never once reviewed Suspiria. Sure I've seen it countless times, it's a classic film. It's my second favorite Dario Argento movie, Tenebre being the first. Personally
Suspiria is a, how do I put this, weird evil version of Alice in Wonderland. It tells the story of a young girl named Suzy, an American who has just joined the Tanz Dance Academy in Germany. She plans to live off site, but when she faints durring class she is told she must stay there and must have a glass of wine each day.
As weird as that sounds things get weirder fast, magots rain down from the attic, people are murdered, a blind man has his throat riped out by his dog, all kinds of wacky stuff. It should then come as no suprise that the academy is in fact evil. It's run by a coven a witches.
First thing first, the lighting and colors used in this film will never, and can never, be duplicated. To read about it is one thing but it really must be seen to be beileved. With evil reds, and washed out blue, the film literally comes to life as you watch it. Throw in a pulse pounding score by Goblin and you have not only a terrifying, but amazing g cinematic experience.
The film, like all of Argentos has amazing gore practical effects that will satisfy and gore hounds and more than enough psychological terror to keep you on the edge of your seat.
I was lucky enough to get Umbrella Entertainment's new Blu-ray edition of this film. Other than looking absolutely stunning and it includes a plethora of special features
Suspiria Told by Dario Argento: An Interview with Dario Argento and Nick Vivarelli on Suspiria's 40th Anniversary
25th Anniversary Suspiria Documentary
Exclusive Interview with Dario Argento
(2004) 'Fear at 400 Degrees: the Cine-Excess of Suspiria' Documentary
'An Eye For Horror' Documentary'Dario Argento's World of Horror'
US Theatrical Trailer
Dario Argento Trailer Reel (1970-2009)
Two 5.1 audio tracks: 2012 version and xxx - accessed via remote control
A true classic in every sense of the word, and a must own version from Umbrella, this is a can't miss on every level
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars