Suspiria ★★★

Somehow tonight made the perfect moment for a giallo horror classic. My girlfriend is on holidays (she doesn't stand horror), it's October, and Luca Guadagnino's remake is around the corner.

I must say that Argento's Suspiria is a film of great opposites to me. I just couldn't get into the acting, the dubbing, the bleak 'everyday' situations, and actually all of the dialogue. But, if I would've been able to let all of this go, or instead fully embrace it (I'm lost what position to take here), there is some wonderful craft to enjoy. The score is simple, but works wonders; The setting, and mostly the colour palette within, is a pure enjoyment in being as expressionistic as can be; And the (s)exploitation theme is worked out well, without it being to present.

Oh yeah, Suspiria got me to sqeak more than once. I always find it nice for a horror movie to allow me a sqeak here and there.

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