An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
“Suspiria” is a horror movie directed by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, released in 1977. The film follows a young American ballet student named Suzy Bannion who travels to Germany to attend a prestigious dance academy, only to discover that the school is run by a coven of witches. As Suzy investigates the supernatural occurrences taking place within the academy, she becomes increasingly embroiled in a deadly and surreal conspiracy.
The film is known for its vivid and striking visuals, intense soundtrack by the Italian progressive rock band Goblin, and surreal and dreamlike narrative. It has become a cult classic among horror fans, and is often cited as one of the best horror films ever made.
In 2018, a remake of the film was released, directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. The remake diverges significantly from the original in terms of tone and narrative, but retains the basic premise of a young woman uncovering a coven of witches at a dance academy.