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Critic Reviews for Suspiria
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.
Mr. Argento's methods make potentially stomach-turning material more interesting than it ought to be.
One can't deny Argento's technical ability to manufacture jolts, but he seems incapable of contriving a dramatic context that would make the jolts more enjoyable by virtue of being more discreet and credible.
Audience Reviews for Suspiria
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.
Classic italian horror and the score is great.
|Sara:||And on a restricted diet, they give you wine?|
|Suzy Bannion:||That's professor Verdegast's idea. Says i'tll build up my blood.|
|Olga:||Susie... Sarah... I once read that names which begin with the letter 'S' are the names of SNAKES! Ssss! Ssss!|
|Olga:||Susie. Sarah. I once read that names which begin with the letter 'S' are the names of SNAKES!|
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