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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

Genres: Horror

Other Films by Dario Argento

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Argento’s debut feature focuses on an American novelist whose witnessing of a crime puts him square in the crosshairs of a mysterious killer. Lensed by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Conformist), The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is Argento at his most precisely Hitchcockian, and is widely considered to have launched the Italian