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Directed by Dario Argento

Italy 1977 117 mins. In Italian

Suzy, a young dancer, arrives at a remote ballet academy and discovers that one of the students has been brutally murdered. As she delves deeper into the mystery of who’s responsible, the true culprits are revealed to be at arms length. Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece is a rococo level feat of filmmaking within the giallo form, filled to the brim with garish, Technicolor tones that blend to paint a surreal and terrifying nightmare where plot and logic are secondary (almost superfluous) to visual acumen. Powered by a visionary soundtrack from Italian prog band Goblin, Suspiria is a more an experience than a film, miles beyond any horror project that Argento or anyone else has ever made. “Suspiria’s climax feels like a series of answers to questions we never asked. Hell, we don’t even know what the questions are. –Jacob Hall, Slash Film

35mm uncut Italian print courtesy of the Chicago Cinema Society

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