There’s absolutely no better way to kick off Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and mark Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10) than with a Friday Late Night screening of one of the Rio’s most frequently requested titles – and quite possibly, “the most terrifying movie ever made!” – director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA.
Even better? SUSPIRIA has been lovingly restored and remastered in glorious 4k! Buoyed by a phenomenal soundtrack from the Italian band Goblin, SUSPIRIA is “nightmare fuel” for the senses – and only 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…
Thanks to our friends at Italian Day on the Drive, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival, and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival for their ongoing support of this screening, and all the films selected for our annual Italian film series.
“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)
Friday, June 8
Doors 10:30 | Movie 11:00 *Start time subject to change.
Tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
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.