Suspiria Reviews

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September 26, 2019
Suspiria has had a huge impact on every death dream that pits bloody madness over surreal macabre imagery. While we can no more call it a singular vision, it's essential to note that it wasn't supposed to be one in the first place.
January 19, 2019
A beautiful bright fantasy that lives off its aesthetic.
January 15, 2019
Even if it feels a little outdated, Suspiria still stands as a horror classic whose aesthetic power shadows its light story [Full review in Spanish].
November 11, 2018
Considered one of Dario Argento's greatest works, but is it an overhyped horror classic? A visually strong film with even stronger women characters.
November 10, 2018
Alternately a feast for the senses and an assault on them. It's a threadbare tale, thank goodness, as a convoluted plot combined with the crashing and banging and retina-exploding visuals would have been overwhelming.
October 24, 2018
...a collection of ghoulish, creative impulses rather than a coherent story.
October 10, 2018
Thinking back on Suspiria yields sense memories, electronic haunted-house sounds, stylish and outré brutality. It's possible to forget Harper is even in it, but it's not possible to forget the opening salvo of operatic violence.
October 5, 2018
What lingers is not a sense of evil but exhilaration in how far Argento and his fellow filmmakers were willing to go to shock and delight; the movie's sheer exuberance is the cinematic equivalent of a blood transfusion.
April 16, 2018
Argento accomplishes so much simply through lighting and music - which goes a long way to compensate for the stilted dialogue and awkward character interactions.
March 9, 2018
Though "witch-run dance academy" is certainly one of the best ideas for a movie ever to put to paper, it's not the plot of Suspiria that makes it so wonderful so much as it is the look.
January 8, 2018
Unhappily, Argento never summons the courage to abandon narrative completely, so the script is continually acting as a brake while the visuals are driving forward to the next set-piece
December 4, 2017
Suspiria is a baroque piece of esoteric expressionism that you enter - and exit - without understanding so much as feeling.
September 7, 2017
A film that has been hugely influential amongst fans and filmmakers alike for four decades now, Suspiria remains one of the greatest horror movies ever concocted, and the new 4K restoration is the perfect celebration of Argento's mad genius.
August 29, 2017
In Suspiria, Argento's use of space, lighting, vivid colors, grandiose set pieces, and Goblin's score create a masterclass in suspense and subliminal terror.
November 29, 2016
A masterpiece that should be viewed by movie buffs, and film students alike.
October 9, 2015
Edgar Wright summed up the experience of watching Suspiria with his typical insight. "It's like a dream you've had when you've eaten too much cheese."
October 6, 2013
From stormy start to fiery finish, it's a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric movie.
October 6, 2013
A stunning combination of menacing Grand Guignol atmosphere, dazzling colours, gory violence, lush dcor and pounding soundtrack.
October 30, 2012
Its outlandish, confounding style [does] more than virtually any other film to create the exact sort of unsettled, panicky mood in the viewer that is at the heart of horror.
October 10, 2012
Argento's masterpiece is a movie in which nothing and nobody makes sense.
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