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Oct
18

Cinefantastique Podcast: SUSPIRIA

Crazily Colorful: Jessica Harper is immersed in the horror of SUSPIRIA.

Crazily Colorful: Jessica Harper is immersed in the horror of SUSPIRIA.

It’s ’70s flashback time on the Cinefantastique Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski gaze in wonder at the Technicolor extravagance of SUSPIRIA (1977), Dario Argento’s pulse-pounding cult classic of supernatural horror, starring Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, and Alida Valli. How does Argento’s extremely stylized vision of violence and terror hold up decades later? Is there actually an underlying logic in the seemingly irrational goings-on? Which version should you watch: the American cut available on Netflix Instant View or the original, unexpurgated version on DVD? And should anyone trust Udo Kier’s assessment of magic vs. reality? These answers and other secrets lie behind door with three irises – just turn the blue one…

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