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A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.
The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92.
Also Known As:
Dario Argento's Suspiria
Release Date: August 10, 1977
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery
Languages: Italian, Russian, English, German, Latin
Colors: Color, Color
Sound: Mono, 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
Jessica Harper ...Suzy Bannion
Stefania Casini ...Sara
Flavio Bucci ...Daniel
Miguel Bose ...Mark
Barbara Magnolfi ...Olga
Susanna Javicoli ...Sonia
Eva Axen ...Pat Hingle
Rudolf Schundler ...Prof. Milius
Udo Kier ...Dr. Frank Mandel
Alida Valli ...Miss Tanner
Joan Bennett ...Madame Blanc
Margherita Horowitz ...Teacher
Jacopo Mariani ...Albert
Fulvio Mingozzi ...Taxi Driver
Franca Scagnetti ...Cook
Renato Scarpa ...Prof. Verdegast
Serafina Scorceletti ...2nd Cook
Giuseppe Transocchi ...Pavlo
Renata Zamengo ...Caroline
Alessandra Capozzi ...Dancer
Salvatore Capozzi ...Dancer
Diana Ferrara ...Dancer
Cristina Latini ...Dancer
Alfredo Raino ...Dancer
Claudia Zaccari ...Dancer
Dario Argento ...Narrator (voice)
Giovanni Di Bernardo ...Police Inspector
Daria Nicolodi ...Woman at airport
Thomas De Quincey
More Movie Taglines:
- The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92.
- Once You've Seen It, You Will Never Again Feel Safe In The Dark
- The only thing more terrifying than the last five minutes of this film are the first 90!
- The Most Frightening Film You'll Ever See!
- Dr. Frank Mandel: Bad luck isn't brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.
Sarah: Susie, do you know anything about... witches?
Olga: Susie... Sarah... I once read that names which begin with the letter 'S' are the names of SNAKES! Sssss! Ssssss!
Helena Markos: [aroused from her snoring slumber] Who is it? Who's there? Ah, I've been expecting you! The American girl! I knew you'd come. You want to kill me! You want to kill Helena Markos! [vanishes, laughing] Helena Markos: You wanted to kill me! You wanted to kill me! What are you gonna do now, huh? Now death is coming for you! You wanted to kill Helena Markos! Hell is behind that door! You're going to meet death now... the LIVING DEAD!
Miss Tanner: I had no idea you were so strong willed. I can see that once you make up your mind about something, nothing will change it for you. My compliments.
- A glass feather is plucked from an ornament. Director Dario Argento's feature film debut was directing L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970).
Joan Bennett's last feature film.
The first part (with Inferno (1980) and La terza madre (2007)) of a trilogy of films about the "Three Mothers".
Director Dario Argento composed the creepy music with the band Goblin and played it at full blast on set to unnerve the actors and elicit a truly scared performance.
It is often incorrectly assumed that, to achieve the rich color palette, the film was shot using the outdated 3-strip Technicolor process. This is untrue. No film made after the mid-1950s was shot using this method. The film was instead shot on normal Eastman Color Kodak stock, then printed using the 3-strip Technicolor process, utilizing one of the last remaining machines. This issue has been confused somewhat by the fact that, on the 25th anniversary documentary featured in the 3-disc DVD set, a discussion of the printing process by cinematographer Luciano Tovoli was incorrectly followed by a diagram showing a 3-strip camera.
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