Nasma Younes’s review published on Letterboxd:
Three mothers. Three gods. The devil.
This movie isn't made to be watched it's made to be experienced. It is a feeling.
Extremely violent, it terrified me.
It fluctuates between concrete and abstract, in the smoothest transitions.
I remember feeling so immersed during the dance scenes; every move Suzy would do would plunge me deeper in the universe of this movie, and then I would suddenly feel myself floating on a cloud while watching the dark and twisted nightmare montages.. this is what I mean when I say it's an experience.
I exceptionally appreciate the effort to withhold the continuity of the context in which the movie was set, it almost felt like the german in this movie adds a certain aspect of horror, simply because for most non-german watchers, it's an unfamiliar environment... usually unsafe.
Here's my advice:
Let go of the storyline while watching this movie. Focus on the cinematography and sound.
While watching Suspiria, I remember being so blown-away with the work on the sound, forget about the score of the movie.. the sound design itself is an absolute masterpiece, you can almost see this movie through it's sound. This movie has a certain... tone to it: an intense and chilling one.
This isn't the traditional jump-scare kind of horror, it more-so slowly but surely drowns you into a universe of complete danger and emergency, in which you do not know the difference between what is real and what isn't, and in which you can't trust anyone.
I understand why this movie has received so many mixed reviews, but in my opinion, it is worth the watch, just make sure you are mentally ready for it.
Tilda Swinton... Chapeau bas!✨