Ah, ça fait plaisir ! :)
Classic Argento melding the giallo with the world of the occult in this first chapter of 'The Three Mothers'. The wonderful use of colour and cinematic technique is brilliant but even better is the music score which may well be one of the best horror scores of all time. The pacing is perfect; ratcheting up the horror element as it progresses and taking us to its logical conclusion dazzling us in the meantime.
Argento does Fellini, only with the phantasmagoria turned up to crushing, ear-splitting levels - what were perceived as lulls elsewhere in Deep Red are instead moments of respite in Suspiria, dramatically flimsy as they otherwise remain. Irritating.
The visuals and the music are quite amazing, really, one of the most nightmarish and surreal looking films in the history of cinema. But there is nothing else there. I was not particularly scared, chilled or whatever else and I just felt it didn't really have much of a sense of where it wanted to go quite often. 3.5/5
An incredibly strange, disturbing and creepy film. Has two absolutely wonderful murder scenes that are pretty freaky. This film also has some of the best complementary production design and cinematography I've ever seen in a movie. Every image was gorgeous and completely surreal. The ending was very scary indeed. Pretty wonderful.
Quando si racconta una fiaba, si deve in ogni modo accentuare i particolari che rendono unica quest'ultima. Suspiria è la fiaba che Argento ci vuole raccontare. La racconta come se fosse lui il primo a crederci. E nel farlo, trasforma la sua fantasia nella più brutale realtà. Tra l'onirico e il drammatico, questo film è il caposaldo dell'horror italiano. Anzi...dell'horror mondiale. Dopo di lui, il nulla.
This is like the craziest nightmare you've ever experienced. It's an incredibly dodgy film, with its garishly set design, dodgy dubbing, hammy acting, and unmistakably deranged soundtrack. Don't let that fool you though - it only adds to the film's surreal charm. Baffling, skin-crawling, surprisingly entertaining.
The colors, the shapes, the lines, the doors, the music and the atmosphere, such a great film.