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Suspiria the first of the three deals with The Mother of Sighs (hopelessness). The movie is about an American girl that enrolls in a dance academy in Germany. Strange noises are heard at night and soon students start to go missing. The dance academy however is the home of the Mother of Sighs and all the teachers there are really just part of her coven. Suspiria is considered Argento's masterpiece and considered the best out of all three movies. Like most of his movies it is beautifully shot and the colors that he used in each scene cannot go unnoticed. I wouldn't say that the film will scare you, it was made in 1977 so some scenes are cheesy and outdated. Also you have to remember that this is an Italian horror film so some things may not make sense at all, it's ok a lot of his films do that.
be great. Given the technology that movies have today and the fact that Argento is a horror icon , this movie should kick major ass. But it didn't! The film started off at a good point but then slowly started to go down hill.
My major problem with the story was that the powerful witch in this film didn't seem all that great. In fact you don't really get to see her all that much until the very end. Mostly you get little glimpses of her like a close up of her mouth or eyes. Or her face is completely hidden but she is walking around half naked or completely in the buff. But she's not like the wicked witch from the west in fact the film states that she is the most beautiful of the witches, and they don't lie. The witch is hot, like runway super model hot. But as for being a mighty witch she didn't really impress me she just made her little hench monkey do all the work, when she obviously could have just done it all herself. Asia Argento also is in this movie, the directors daughter, she is the main character and the audience follows her as she tries to find the Mother of Tears and destroy her before she destroys the entire city of Rome. Asia is a good actress, she is ok in this film but I know that she was probably just did this because her dad asked her to. I think she overacted it a lot of this and at times that their was no need for it. Even though this is probably the worst of the Three Mothers Trilogy I still recommend it to those who are Italian horror/Argento fans. You don't see a lot of horror films that feature a witch as the main monster, so I give it credit for being different in a time where zombies and vampires are in. Check out Argento's other two films Suspiria and Inferno!