Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic, Suspiria, is one of our Halloween DVD musts — not for the ridiculous amount of gore or the kooky plot line — but for the over-the-top color-saturated interiors that are just so wrong they’re right.
Most of the movie takes place at a German ballet academy that is, as with many a horror film setting, not exactly what it seems. The rooms in the school are decorated and lit in an amazingly lush and surreal way that makes us kind of want to hang out there and have a few drinks … if only we didn’t have to worry about the rash of gruesome murders taking place around us. Supposedly there’s a remake in the works and we’re definitely curious to see whether the set designs will live up to the original.
Have you seen Suspiria?