Italian director Dario Argento‘s 1977 film visualizes the nightmare logic of the unconscious mind. It operates on an almost entirely visceral level, a heightened sensory experience designed to overwhelm, brutalize, shock and delight. Forget plot, dialogue, motivation. They are the window dressing to the films baroque style. Suspiria is a horror fantasia from which we the audience and the characters long to escape but are also inexplicably drawn back in to this grim fairytale like moths to a flame hypnotized by the promise of pleasure and pain.
Be Warned! The scene below is not for the faint of heart or for those not partial to a bit of operatic violence. In addition the clip and by extension, the film must be viewed full, eardrum splitting volume so that you can benefit from its sustained intensity and from Goblins terrifying musical score.