My first taste of Dario Argento was watching Phenomena earlier this year (yeah, I know, kinda silly that it took me so long) as part of my 1985 movie marathon. I ended up not liking that movie at all, but even then I knew that Suspiria was considered his true classic. Well, it is indeed, and I found myself really enjoying it. From the insanely insane (and spooky, and groovy, and…) soundtrack by Goblin to the creepy cast and decor, this was very entertaining to watch — sure, the horror elements aren’t as shocking as I’m sure they were at the time, but I could appreciate the intensity of what was happening. Most of the acting is still pretty bad (apart from the main character), and the voice dubbing is distracting, but that didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment of the film as a whole.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.