'Suspiria,' 1977



Oct. 31
7 p.m.
$10; $8 members, students, seniors
Film, Holiday

As with all Dario Argento flicks, Suspiria is a weird one, making it perfect for a Halloween screening. The cult classic follows Suzy, an American dancer who has been accepted into a prestigious ballet school in Munich, Germany. Things quickly go sour upon her arrival, as one student goes mad, maggots fall from the ceiling, and people get brutally murdered. Is the school a source of pure evil? You’ll have to see the movie to find out. Suspiria is Argento’s most successful film, and has been a regular on the art-house circuit since its release in 1977. The movie’s sets and sounds are quite memorable, with designs that harken back to German expressionism and a soundtrack by prog-rock group Goblin. This screening will also serve as a good primer before the equally bonkers-looking remake is released this week.