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An innocent American ballet dancer's excitement at being accepted to a prestigious European dance school turns to terror when she discovers that the institution is a cover for a murderous coven of witches.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie that makes sense only to the eye (and even then . . .)."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Mr. Argento's methods make potentially stomach-turning material more interesting than it ought to be."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A stunning combination of menacing Grand Guignol atmosphere, dazzling colours, gory violence, lush décor and pounding soundtrack."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"There is little logic in 'Suspiria,' just the exuberance of individual scenes."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Italian prog rockers Goblin's tingling, rasping, throbbing score [and] Argento's constantly gliding camera creates an almost unbearable sense of unease and suspense."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Argento works so hard for his effects -- throwing around shock cuts, colored lights, and peculiar camera angles -- that it would be impolite not to be a little frightened."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Edgar Wright summed up the experience of watching Suspiria with his typical insight. "It's like a dream you've had when you've eaten too much cheese.""
‑ Rob Vaux,
"Its outlandish, confounding style [does] more than virtually any other film to create the exact sort of unsettled, panicky mood in the viewer that is at the heart of horror."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Encountered as one might a childhood nightmare or a flesh and blood incarnation of a Grimm fairy tale."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Anyone but the most hopeless addict to linear neatness and plausibility should be tastily beguiled and tantalized by Suspiria's cavalier disregard for making rational sense."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"It's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them."
‑ Scott Meek, Time Out
"From stormy start to fiery finish, it's a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric movie."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Argento's masterpiece is a movie in which nothing and nobody makes sense."
‑ Jonathan Crocker, Total Film
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Dario Argento's sixth film is a textbook example of the horror sub-genre known as "Giallo.""
‑ Cole Smithey,
"An eye-popping maelstrom of visual excess."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
More reviews for Suspiria on Rotten Tomatoes

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