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Dario Argento’s Suspiria (4K Restoration)

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (4K Restoration)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, October 25 for an encore screening of director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA (“the most terrifying movie ever made!”). This genre-defining cult classic has been lovingly restored and remastered in glorious 4K – the film’s bizarre colour schemes come alive in a whole new way. Buoyed by a phenomenal soundtrack from the Italian band Goblin, SUSPIRIA is “nightmare fuel” for the senses – and can only be truly enjoyed on the big screen… If you dare!

Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place…

“It’s always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them.” (Time Out)

“The blood pours freely in Argento’s classic SUSPIRIA, a giallo horror as grandiose and glossy as it is gory.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“From stormy start to fiery finish, it’s a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric movie.” (The Observer)


Sunday, October 25
Doors 9:20 pm | Movie 9:40 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 in advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

**Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening. Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.


SUSPIRIA (Dario Argento, 1977 / 92 mins/ 18A) | A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.