Movie Reviews

Movie: Suspiria (2018)

Amazon Prime Video
Horror, Mystery, Fantasy
Released: Nov. 2, 2018
Rating: …yes…


A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.


I have heard about the original that was released in 1977 is one of the better underrated horror movies. I have never seen the original and maybe that is one of my problems. Anywho, I was scrolling through Prime Video looking for something for Wy and I to watch. Saw Suspiria then decided to give it a chance.

We only watched an hour and four minutes of this two hour and thirty-two minutes movie. I can’t even tell you what went on during that hour and four minutes. I am so confused and disturbed all at the same time. I have no idea what this movie is really about. I don’t plan on finishing it either.

While the movie had big actresses in this who are incredible including Tilda Swinton, who played three characters, I just couldn’t get into this disturbing flick.

I’ve waited to write this review for two days trying to get my head wrapped around the little I saw. Nothing makes me want to go back and try to finish. Plus there is one scene where Dakota Johnson is apparently dancing??? But it really looks like she was auditioning for 50 Shades. She was writhing on the floor arching her back. Director spent way to much time filming her backside while everyone else was dancing around her.

I like artistic films, but not ones that have to make me think way too much to understand the concept only to get more and more confused. Maybe I missed it because I didn’t watch all the way through, but after watching Youtube reviews of people who actually watched all the way through, I don’t think I am the only one.

As for now, Suspiria is not for me.

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