DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
CAST: JESSICA HARPER, STEFANIA CASINI, FLAVIO BUCCI
Recently discovered uncut Italian 35mm print
For Argento, working in the horror genre is a license to experiment in pure, unfettered style. His films are fairy tale constructions at once grim and florid, perhaps none grander than Suspiria, in which Jessica Harper’s American ballet dancer arrives at an exclusive academy in Germany where she discovers a dark past and occult forces at work in the present. With some of Argento’s most perversely ingenious set pieces, a plum part for former Fritz Lang muse Joan Bennett, and a spine-tingling theme by Goblin that will haunt you to the grave.