Presented on a rare 35mm print from the Chicago Cinema Society. This print is in Italian and digital subtitles will be projected over the film image.
There's nothing more satisfying than being manipulated by Italians. With SUSPIRIA, Dario Argento combines comic book aesthetics with haunted psychology to forge a true benchmark of twentieth-century horror. Jessica Harper arrives at a prestigious ballet school in the middle of nowhere. And things aren't right. Hallucinations! Maggot infestations! Phantasmic gore-slayings! As the secrets of the school unfold, Harper finds herself falling deeper into madness. Or does she?! SUSPIRIA feels like it materialized from an inhuman super-brain that combined the visual energy of Jim Steranko’s work for Marvel Comics, the obsessive science of a Stanley Kubrick production, and the doom-fueled mystery of Shirley Jackson’s gothic paperbacks. This is sensory overload done right. Prepare to be hypnotized for life.