Sunday, November 15, 2015

631. Suspiria

Directed by Dario Argento

This is the first movie that I ever watched with an ex boyfriend and, although this is quite embarrassing to admit, he has completely ruined it for me.  Don't you hate it when that happens?  Maybe that only happens to me.  I stopped watching any movies I love with men.  Anyway, I will try to keep my bitterness to a minimum.  But I make no promises!

Suzy Bannion is an American ballet dancer who has recently enrolled in a dance academy in Freiburg.  I don't want to give anything else away, but some rather gruesome things have been happening.  Why are ballet dancers so unsettling?

The tagline for this film is "The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Are The First 92!"  I would hardly call this movie terrifying.  I suppose the deaths are rather graphic but I am not sure Argento's fake blood formula is entirely convincing.  Still, it's Dario Argento and his movies are always visually pleasing.  Some of the shots in this film are quite beautiful, though admittedly grotesque.

There, I think I treated that movie justly.  How's that for moving on?  Wow, this post is rather pathetic.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

Argento's original idea was to have the academy for young girls up to age 12.  Of course, since no one wants to see children being murdered, he raised the age limit to 20.  Still, he didn't change the script so some of the characters have rather childlike dialogue.


  1. Nothing you write is pathetic! You're all class, girl.

    So no more movie watching with men? Darn, I kept fantasizing about sharing a movie with you someday *sigh*

    Yeah, I didn't care for this one either, although that tagline is pretty cool and I don't think I even knew that was the tagline. I enjoyed The Bird with the Crystal Plumage better, but still don't remember it blowing me away either.

  2. I share Andrew's disappointment ...

  3. Haha fine we will have one big movie night one day!