“What lingers is not a sense of evil but exhilaration in how far Argento and his fellow filmmakers were willing to go to shock and delight; the movie's sheer exuberance is the cinematic equivalent of a blood transfusion.” - Adam Nayman, The Ringer

“As an appetizer to the thoroughly bizarre world of Italian horror, SUSPIRIA is the perfect antipasto.” - Adam Smith, Empire Magazine

February 9 at 8:30pm | With SUSPIRIA, Argento’s cult classic delivers a nightmarish feast of witches, the occult, and the supernatural. The innocent Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend a prestigious ballet academy, quickly discovering the school - and its building - is a house of horrors, where corpses, maggots, and barbed wire serve as the decor. With the iconic, thumping score by Italian prog-rock band Goblins, SUSPIRIA is a full-body cinema experience. 4K digital restoration by Videa.


Argento 1970sMasterful or trashy; ghastly or gorgeous -- Argento: 1970s showcases a defining and essential era of the Italian master of terror, Dario Argento. Argento’s films luxuriate in the macabre, perpetually exploring themes of sexual violence, inner demons, and the darkness within us all. Presented with the Chicago premieres of sublime, brand-new 4K restorations. View full series here.

CinecittaProgrammed with support from Camilla Cormanni, Paola Ruggiero, and Marco Cicala of Cinecittà, Rome.


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