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Suspiria (1977)

Visually, it’s a stunner. One of the most striking uses of color I’ve ever seen, with lighting that illuminates every tinted surface of every space we see. The soundtrack is disorienting weirdness too: a ringing, whispering drone.

The script and pacing, on the other hand, have some hiccups that really pulled me out: The weird U-turn of exposition when Sarah meets the psychologist and professor is jarring, and the apocalyptic ending lasts all of 30 seconds, with the credits rolling just when I was getting into it.

Reviewed on The Goods in our first episode here

Edit: This is my first movie since I started logging and reviewing again during the pandemic. It’s also the first movie I discussed on my podcast with Brian. In other words, this is the moment I decided to get back into movies, so this specific movie has a special place in my heart.

Is It Good?

Very Good (6/8)

Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.


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