• Suspiria (1977)


Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2001

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.

Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Joan Bennett, Eva Axén, Flavio Bucci, Udo Kier, Alida Valli, Susanna Javicoli

Director: Dario Argento

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Keywords: Murder, Mystery, 1970s, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ed GonzalezSlant Magazine

    Argento’s deliriously artificial horror film owes as much to Georges Méliès and German Expressionism (specifically The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) as it does to Jean Cocteau and Grimm fairy tales. = show more

  • 75
    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm

    The movie is a collection of ghoulish creative impulses (some of them gorily sadistic, as when a character is trapped in a room of barbed wire) rather than a coherent story. show more

  • 100
    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com

    Suspiria truly is one of the absolute classics of the horror genre and anyone who considers themselves to be true students of the cinema owe it to themselves to experience it for themselves, especially if they get a chance to see it on the big screen where it belong. show more

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