Dario Argento’s masterpiece is one of the finest horror films ever made – an audio and visual feast and completely, completely mad. American ballet student Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Munich, Germany, to attend a prestigious ballet school. The ballet school is run by – well, that’d be telling.
With the haunting soundtrack of Goblin – referred to as ‘The Goblins’ in the film’s opening credits – and some really horrible trademark Argento gory moments (he really loves lingering shots of stabbing beautiful women, often playing ‘the glove’ himself), see Suspiria before Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation is released in the UK next month. We have complete faith in Luca and the reviews so far have really excited us, but you must take in this classic first.
GORE RATING: 5/5
Watch it for: An Argento classic and absolutely bonkers
Watch out for: Falling into a room of barbed wire is just as nasty as it sounds
Next up…Halloween (1978)