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Suspiria

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Abstract

As one of the most globally recognisable instances of 20th-century Eurohorror, Dario Argento's Suspiria (1976) is poetic, chaotic, and intriguing. The cult reputation of Argento's baroque nightmare is reflected in the critical praise it continues to receive almost 40 years after its original release, and it appears regularly on lists of the greatest horror films ever. For fans and critics alike, Suspiria is as mesmerising as it is impenetrable: the impact of Argento's notorious disinterest in matters of plot and characterisation combines with Suspiria's aggressive stylistic hyperactivity to re ... More

Keywords: Eurohorror, Dario Argento, horror film, European horror, Italian horror director, cinema history, horror movie

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780993238475
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993238475.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author
Swinburne University of Technology