The Watching Hour: Suspiria
Italy, 1977, 97 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Cult, Horror
35mm Archival UK Technicolor print featuring 5 minutes never before shown on US screens! Print on loan from the archives of the National Media Museum, Bradford, England - Dario Argento's masterpiece of horror, with its assault of garish colors, booming soundtrack and horrifically dreamlike set pieces, is the cinematic equivalent of an exceptionally scary fun house. It tells the story of Susan (Harper) a young, impressionable American who travels abroad in order to study at a prestigious European ballet academy. From the first day, however, she begins to realize that frightening things are afoot at the hallowed institution. Enduring a rain of maggots, poisoned food and other unpleasant occurrences, she discovers that the school is a secret convening place for an ages-old witches' coven.
DIRECTOR: Dario Argento
Principal Cast: Jessica Harper, Flavio Bucci, Stefania Casini, Joan Bennett
US Distributor: 20th Century Fox