Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★★½

Do you like colours? This film has four of them! And they are used excessively. The sets and the lighting are unlike anything I've seen before. Visually this is a fantastic film. In addition, the score by Goblin sounds wonderfully sinister.

Plotwise I first wanted to argue that this maybe isn't a giallo, really. But then there were two seconds of a black-gloved hand with a knife, so there you go. The focus on supernatural story elements even supports Argento's hyper-stylised approach.

Then, about halfway through I turned into the meme of DiCaprio pointing at the TV, as suddenly landmarks of my new hometown of Munich appeared on screen. In turn, I'll even condone that dragging exposition scene, it has the iconic BMW headquarters as a backdrop.

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