Sure, as with most of Argento’s affairs, rain will fall and glass will be shattered, but where does one exactly begin with Suspriria? It’s by far Argento’s best film, and avoids one of giallo’s greatest cliches, that of excessive amounts of nudity. Funny, since the majority of the cast is female and it takes place in a dance/boarding school. Argento originally wanted this to take place in a children’s school, but the studio wanted him to change the location, and he did, script intact. This explains some of the goofy dialogue and gestures the girls make. And then there were the sets, illustrated by luscious Technicolor. Everything from the colored lighting to the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-esque windows screamed Argento in my face. A truly beautiful film. The score that Argento helped create with Goblin is astounding.
Writer Scott Michael Bosco put it best when he wrote this, "These images are painted with blood, yet unsettlingly portrayed with the lyricism of a ballet. . . It is a world born within closed eye lids and rapid eye movements. It’s all in the world of the sub-conscience where fears are the political structure of the land called nightmares. Our form of transportation to this place is celluloid in its various states, our guide is Dario Argento.