Suspiria (1977)

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An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.




  • Jessica Harper in Suspiria (1977)
  • Jessica Harper in Suspiria (1977)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Dario Argento and Lela Svasta in Suspiria (1977)
  • Luciano Tovoli in Suspiria (1977)

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6 July 2020 | petewentos
| Beautiful Giallo Film
The atmosphere that Argento set in this film is just absolutely breathtaking. The brilliant use of striking primary colors bathing the scenes and the geometric patterns found all throughout the Tanz Dance Academy paired with Goblin's contribution to the haunting soundtrack render it as one of the most beautifully orchestrated giallo films I've seen, and subsequently, one of my favorite horror films of all time.

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This was the final film of Joan Bennett.


Narrator: Suzy Banyon decided to perfect her ballet studies in the most famous school of dance in Europe. She chose the celebrated academy of Freiburg. One day, at nine in the morning, she left Kennedy airport, New York, and arrived in Germany at 10:40 p.m. ...


When Suzy discovers Sara's long-dead body, Sara's neck can be seen pulsing.

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Alternate Versions

The original (and only) version released in Italy is approx. 95 minutes long (98 minutes including credits). Contrary to popular belief there is no longer 107 minutes director's cut: this rumor started because of an erroneous publicity slogan on some US trailers. The US posters for the movie featured the tagline "The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 80" (80+12 = 92 minutes, i.e. the approx. length of the original US theatrical release, minus credits). The voiceover on some US trailers misread the quote as "The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92", thus suggesting that the complete film was 12 minutes longer than it really is. Some reviewers took this as an indicator that the film had originally been available in a longer version and circulated the 107 minutes version myth (107=95+12). The trailer with the wrong '12+92' slogan is included on the Japanese DVD version.


Adapted from "Music in Similar Motion" by
Philip Glass
Arranged by Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Agostino Marangolo and Massimo Morante
Performed by Goblin

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