Suspiria

Suspiria ★★

if the objective of the original suspiria was simply to overwhelm, suspiria 2018 wants to overwhelm with information, context, allusions - like a bloviating undergrad chatting up a disinterested classmate.

loath as i am to spend any more Mindshare on this logy mess - worth nothing that both the fascism/nazism & the occultist concerns of this movie are present in suspiria 77. helena blavatsky (markos), the SS officers in the park scene, casting valli from eyes without a face ... the remake merely shouts them at you. also nothing dumber than men loudly remaking a film written by a woman that was v deliberately about all of the above

suspiria 18 is essential viewing for people who find possession “tonally uneven.”

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