as Suzy Bannion
as Madame Blanc
as Miss Tanner
as A Teacher
as A Teacher
as Taxi Driver
as Milius, Prof. Milius
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Critic Reviews for Suspiria
Argento accomplishes so much simply through lighting and music - which goes a long way to compensate for the stilted dialogue and awkward character interactions.
Suspiria is a baroque piece of esoteric expressionism that you enter - and exit - without understanding so much as feeling.
Argento works so hard for his effects -- throwing around shock cuts, colored lights, and peculiar camera angles -- that it would be impolite not to be a little frightened.
It's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them.
Audience Reviews for Suspiria
Dario Argento is not really interested in plot or consistency here, but rather in creating a slowly absorbing - and unrelenting - atmosphere of apprehension, with an unsettling score, a jaw-dropping production design and a trippy cinematography of intense, saturated colors.
Dario Argento's most popular film is a must-see for seasoned horror fans. The violence is extreme, it's astoundingly creepy, beautifully filmed, and Goblins' score is one of the best film scores of all time. The only setback is the low production value and clearly dubbed audio, but don't let that stop you from experiencing this iconic work of the horror genre.
Classic horror by Dario Argento. The film is quite mesmerizing with Argento's brilliant use of lighting and cinematography which creates an eerie mood well accompanied by Goblin's brilliant soundtrack. The use of chimes in horror seems to quietly get you. Argento's use of rain is just one of those things that stands out to me when I see work of this caliber. Argento is an artist who is going to tell you a story with unusual pictures, sound, sets, and sometimes the most minimal thing to remind you what you're watching. Boo! It's also quite easy to see and hear the influence this film has had on various filmmakers in the horror genre. "Slicing and dicing", glowing eyes in a window, here a witch, there a witch, what have you. This is one fine freak fest.
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