Suspiria

Suspiria

DVD - 2018
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A young student uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy.

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erejuan
Mar 05, 2019

this is not what you're looking for(its from 1977). The 2018 version starring Tilda Swinton and directed by Luca Guadagnino has to be so much better. After watching this version its a wonder anyone would have ever wanted to retell this 'story'. this movie is a mess(zilch on production values) and would even be disappointing as the second feature at the drive-in. Wake up little Susie!

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D061145902
Feb 22, 2019

This movie is really, really awful. Don't waste your time.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 21, 2018

Legendary horror masterpiece of giallo maestro Dario Argento tells the chilling tale of an American student and her enrollment in a prestigious European ballet school that holds a dark and sinister secret. One of the ultimate examples of style over substance, this film is a bloody, beautiful assault on the senses. A dazzling, anxiety-fueled thriller filled with intense atmosphere of torrential thunderstorms, mind blowing use of hypnotically vivid color and light, a driving haunting score, and impossible architecture, punctuated with outrageous murder tableaux and supernatural set pieces. A seminal combination of art and horror film that, no matter how hard they may try, has no true equal.

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jimg2000
Nov 26, 2018

(Suspiria -- "sighs") An American student dancer was greeted by a freaky torrential rain as soon as her arrival at the Munich airport. The unfriendly sinister taxi driver and very odd events she encountered that night and thereafter would ultimately lead to a deadly dark secret. While not much of a horror story by modern standard, admired the atmospheric soundtrack, the stylistic set design and vibrant exaggerated colors from start to finish. Wonder how the 2018 remake compares.

For a contemporary stylish horror film, i.e. more violent, bloody, graphic nudity, and curses, suggest "The Neon Demon 2016":

https://sccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/527528118

SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Nov 06, 2018

If you put plot and voice-over issues aside and enjoy this movie for the beautiful directing and haunting soundtrack, this is a must see. There are several scenes in this movie that tap into the darkest recesses of the human psyche and do it with an authenticity that is usually lacking in horror films.

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ManMachine
Aug 01, 2018

It was plainly clear to me that when Dario Argento directed this absurd, confused and badly-paced horror film back in 1977 he certainly didn't hold the intelligence level of his audience in very high regard.

And, with that in mind - If Suspiria was really supposed to be Argento's absolute best offering, ever, then I totally cringe and shudder at the thought of what would be judged to be his worst.

From my perspective, there's just so much about the predictable stupidity of Suspiria's less-than-frightening story to complain about that I don't know exactly where to start off.

But, you can bet that there's one thing for sure - This picture took the likes of Witchcraft/Horror movies to a whole new level of dumbness like you wouldn't ever believe was possible.

And, finally - I think that Suspiria suffered considerably from its musical score which was written and performed by Italian, pop wimps "The Goblins". Far too often this discordant and annoyingly over-loud music gave away surprises that lay ahead in store for the viewer long before they actually took place.

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flapjackashley
Apr 25, 2018

Plays out like a visually twisted fairy tale, this is a stunning horror movie that, while dated by today's standards, is still one of the best Italian shockers ever made. Full of nightmarish images and sequences, Suspiria hs rightfully gained a reputation among serious horror fans as being a must see for anyone who thinks outside the box.

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reginator_22
Feb 07, 2018

This movie is a trip.

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akirakato
Mar 23, 2015

This is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento.
The DVD cover says that the killing is the most vicious murder scene ever filmed, but the scene is so unrealistic that I laughed my head off.
Far from the most shocking and hallucinatory horror movie, it seems to me a B-movie horror-comedy.
If you don't like horror films, you will probably waste your time.

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Monolith
Dec 21, 2014

I've been waiting for my library to obtain a copy of this for quite some time. All I can say is that I found it visually... fascinating. The premise is bizarre, the special effects are primitive, and the overdubbing is inherently cheezy but it was a very unique experience. I'm glad I finally got to see Dario's "masterwork".

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margarita89
Dec 04, 2018

Other: This is NOT The Remake but a restored version of the Original 1977 film!!

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Blood and gore.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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reginator_22
Feb 07, 2018

Miss Tanner: This is Pavlo, our general handyman. He's really ugly, isn't he? Don't be afraid to say so. Can't understand you anyway, he speaks only Romanian. You see that gorgeous smile? He's felt very handsome ever since he got those false teeth.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Dr. Frank Mandel: Bad luck isn't brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

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