well, you gotta have SOMETHING to tell your shrink.
The other day, I very innocently looked at one of my favorite blogs, Sea of Shoes, and saw that Jane Aldridge recommended Dario Argento’s 1977 movie “Suspiria”. Because Jane knows her shit, I obviously watched it.
And came about THIS close to breathing into a paper bag.
Sure, it was a Halloween-themed post, but I never would’ve guessed at how fucking terrifying this is. It’s almost David Lynch-esque in it’s nightmarish quality- it’s like any horrific thing can happen to anyone at any time. But somehow it’s a thousand times more scary. No, “scary” doesn’t even come close..I would say devastating. Why did I keep watching? Because it also happens to be one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The set and compositional frames and explosive music are all completely mind-blowing. DAMN IT! Why couldn’t it have been some ugly, stupid thing that I could just turn off easily??!
In case I’m just being a sissy though, you should just watch it (but maybe don’t..) Here’s a clip: