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Suspiria (1977) - Dario Argento

Dario Argento is a master of Italian cinema; his work with unique lens types and his beautiful use of color make this one of the most artistic horror movies ever produced. The way he utilizes color to set up a creepy dream like feel throughout the film is amazing, and his soundtrack is insanely scary. The sharp tones and agonizing moaning stick with me even now while I write this review.

The movie's story is a bit hard to follow at first. This is one of those flicks that selectively chooses when the dialog is going to be quiet, almost inaudible, and then out of nowhere this insane screeching sound like nails on a chalkboard accompanied by screaming and moaning shoots out of the quiet and makes you very uneasy. The whole movie is like watching a nightmare play out on a T.V. screen.

The movie is about a young girl from America who comes to Germany to attend a ballet school. She and other students begin to notice that something is defiantly amiss here and that the staff is actually a…