Surprise, surprise, I'm writing about another Italian horror film. Seriously though, this is the one. Trust me.
Dario Argento's reputation has been on somewhat shaky ground recently. And honestly, it should be. His recent work has been pretty questionable, if not downright terrible. I sat through "Mother of Tears", I know. But there was a point in time where Argento could do no wrong. While not incredibly well known, films like "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage", "Deep Red", "Tenebre" and "Opera" are all classics and easily justify Argento's reputation as a master of the genre. But "Suspiria" is his masterpiece. And if you've seen it, you know why.
"Suspiria" is the perfect epitome of what Italian horror once was. Taking place in a haunted ballet academy (seriously), "Suspiria" is a one of a kind film that is one of my absolute favorites. The soundtrack is simply amazing (I actually own it on vinyl because I'm a big ole nerd like that), and will be stuck in your head for days. The cinematography is incredible, full with sets that look like their straight out of a "Scooby Doo" cartoon (and I mean that in a good way) and just pulsing with unearthly bright colors. And then there's the gore. Let's just say it's unrelentless. Watch the first kill, it's one of the craziest things ever put to film.
Seriously though, check out the trailer. How sweet is this? Tell me this isn't awesome:
Yeah, you really need to watch this.