Suspiria ★★★★★

"It's all a mess: The one out there, the one in here, the one that's coming. Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?"

SUSPIRIA is a mirror to our past that warns us of our present and our future. SUSPIRIA studies what happens when we try to escape the horrors of our world for new ones, and the inevitabilities of these new worlds and how they will own and destroy us without any regard for why we ran and clung to them in the first place. SUSPIRIA takes the bond between mother and daughter, enhances it, and then tears it apart.

This is a brilliant, bloody, beautiful masterwork. The punctuations of violence are so brutal and striking that they immerse you in them. There were a few moments where I couldn't believe what I was watching, and still I was utterly dazzled. And even though there are very few bloody moments, there is emotional horror abound, and it's enough to unsettle and propel you through the film's runtime with unending grace. Beauty and violence become so intertwined that eventually one cannot exist without the other.

I don't have other words for why every moment of this works so well. It just does. SUSPIRIA is a feral dream and a beautiful nightmare.

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