Suspiria (1977)

Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi
Based on: Thomas De Quincey‘s essay collection Suspiria de Profundis
Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axén, Rudolf Schündler, Udo Kier, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett
Seen on: 20.11.2018

Suzy (Jessica Harper) was accepted into the prestigious Tanz Akademie, a ballet school. But her arrival is off to a rocky start as she is first denied entrance and then hears of a dead dancer. But those are not the only strange things that go on at the academy, as Suzy soon finds out.

Suspiria is, of course, a classic in horror film history, but I have to admit that I don’t feel overly enthusiastic about it, though it has some fantastic visuals.

The film poster showing the stylized drawing of a ballet dancer in a big puddle of blood.
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Eraserhead (1977)

Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

Plot [which is not really possible to describe]:
Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a big city filled with machines. He has a girlfriend, Mary (Charlotte Stewart). Mary had Henry’s child, a weirdly deformed creature that screams incessantly. They move in together and Henry lives through a joyless world of nightmares. Or maybe realities.

Good grief, I had forgotten how weird David Lynch’s films are. Although there were many moments I liked about it, I couldn’t really get into it.


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