Suspiria is an absurd film in the most positive way. Here’s a summation of its value by film critic Neil Young:
“There have probably been weirder, artier, funnier and gorier horror films than Suspiria, but none have come anywhere near combining all of these elements to more dazzling effect than Argento’s masterpiece. But it isn’t enough to proclaim the movie as the best of its genre – this is a rare, possibly unique example of a genuine auteur remaining true to his own personal vision, while at the same time satisfying the demands of the commercial market. A major hit on both sides of the Atlantic on its initial release, Suspiria has enjoyed a long afterlife as a video and DVD favourite. But abandon all notions that great cinema must mean ‘well-made’ movies: Argento doesn’t worry about plotting, characterisation, acting, or making much sense, so neither should we.”
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