Horror 101 – Episode 80: Suspiria (1977)

Horror 101 – Episode 80: Suspiria (1977) – October 31st, 2018

Do you know anything about witches?

Welcome to our 80th podcast! Just in time for Halloween! We decided to put our money where our mouth is. After giving strong opinions about the relevance and necessity of Halloween 2018 we went to see it and begin this show with some of our thoughts on the new movie. There will be SPOILERS! And since Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria will be hitting theatres in a few days there will never be a better time to cover Argento’s fan-favourite original from 1977. This movie has been applauded for decades. It is highly stylized and beautiful to look at but it is not without its flaws. The Nefarious Paul B. joins us once again. Come with us this Halloween as we give a critical treatment to one of the most universally loved genre films in the last 40 years.


01:00 Prelude to Terror…
03:50 Halloween 2018 thoughts (SPOILERS!)
13:55 Intro for Suspiria
19:17 Stabbed and hanged…
23:55 Hyper realism…
26:30 Do you know anything about….witches?
31:15 Death by Watchdog…
33:35 The Lair of the Black Queen…
35:50 Scoring Suspiria…
39:20 Critical responses…
41:40 The remake of Suspiria and Conclusion!

Suspiria (1977)

Directed by: Dario Argento

Written by: Daria Nicolodi and Dario Argento


Jessica Harper as Suzy Bannion
Stefania Casini as Sara
Alida Valli as Miss Tanner
Joan Bennett as Madame Blanc
Udo Kier as Dr. Frank Mandel

Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli
Music by: Goblin

All video, pictures and audio used from Suspiria is copyright © 1977 by Seda Spettacoli (production) (as Seda Spettacoli S.P.A. Rome). Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.