Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Fright Film

Halloween night at 6:30 p.m. is the perfect witching time for a screening of the restored version of the cult-horror classic Suspiria on our 55” wide-screen TV. From acclaimed giallo director Dario Argento, this 1977 film presents a nightmarish dreamscape that has influenced a number of American directors. Suzy Bannion is a young American dancing student who finds that the historic building in Freiburg, Germany, housing the dance academy where she is enrolled, is also home to a horrifyingly murderous and supernatural sect. Besides its garish visuals and heart-pounding score, the film is also notable for featuring former MGM-star Joan Bennett (who was then starring in the gothic daytime serial “Dark Shadows”) and also one of Alfred Hitchcock’s stars, Alida Valli. This film is not recommended for audience members under 17 years old.

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