I was never so excited to put on spandex and prance around my room than when I was nine years old and getting ready for my ballet lesson. I daydreamed about being a ballerina who got to put on cute costumes and dance around a stage on my tiptoes. After three lessons, I learned a lot about myself: I didn’t belong in spandex and gravity was not on my side, not then and not now. I quickly realized my dream of being a ballerina wasn’t going to happen. I imagined all the girls in ballet class would go on to some great dance school while I got to sit at home and cry into my tutu. I was one delusional nine-year-old until I discovered Suspiria (1977). This is the tale of a seemingly normal European ballet school… except there is something that doesn’t seem quite right. Here is why you should watch:
- It is due time we watched a horror film!
- This is directed and co-written by Dario Argento, or as he is most commonly known, The Master of Horror.
- It’s considered one of the best horror films of all time. If you don’t believe me, you should probably Google it.
- Impress all your friends with your knowledge of 1970s Italian Horror films.
- If you ever dreamed of being a ballerina and going off to ballet school, this movie will set you straight.
Put on your tutu, grab the milk and cookies and get ready to be immersed in the horror that is ballet school with Suspiria!
Photos by thecoast.ca and Miss Foxtrot