Friday, October 31, 2008

Movie 35 of 2008 (Special Halloween Marathon): Suspiria

Movie Description:

A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?

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My Opinion:

Wow! This movie was absolutely gorgeous!!! The color choices made by Dario Argento in this movie were spectacular and really made this movie. Also, I really felt that the soundtrack made you "feel" the movie. Granted... one of the songs was played quite frequently throughout the movie, but I felt like it went well with the movie and didn't seem too repetitive to me even so. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, though I don't think I picked up on everything going on as there seemed to be a lot to take in. I am looking forward to re-watching this at a later time as well as watching the other 2 movies in the trilogy, INFERNO & THE MOTHER OF TEARS.

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