Suspiria (1977) is a film directed by Italian horror master Dario Argento, starred by Jessica Harper. The story is about the arrival of an American ballet student, Suzy Bannion, to a prestigious dance academy in Germany. Soon, Suzy discovers that the institution is run by a sect of witches, being its director an ancient witch. This film is a delivery made with extreme detail. The use of vibrant colors and unmatched score written by the progressive rock band Goblin make it unique and even more terrifying because they give an atmosphere of tension in every moment. This is gore at its best.
Suspiria is one of the most representative films of Dario Argento, and in 1978, competed in the Saturn Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress. This is the first installment of the trilogy to which Argento refers to as The Three Mothers. It is followed by Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007). It was planned to release a new version in 2014, to be directed by David Gordon Greene (Pineapple Express), but due to high production costs and problems of copyright was canceled.
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