It’s finally happening! We’re toasting Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a double feature our audience has been asking for for months! Join us on Thursday, June 13 for back-to-back screenings of director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA (“the most terrifying movie ever made!”), followed by Luca Guadagnino‘s spectacular 2018 re-imagination starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Mia Goth.
See one, or see them both for one sweet price!
Argento’s SUSPIRIA has been lovingly restored and remastered in glorious 4K – the 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)
This event is made possible with the generous help and support of Italian Day on the Drive, Vancouver’s Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre , the Vancouver Italian Film Festival, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, and the Italian Consulate in Vancouver.
Thursday, June 13
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45
Single Film Tickets $10.50 in advance HERE | $12.50 at the door
Why not make it a SUSPIRIA double feature with Luca Guadagnino’s SUSPIRIA at 8:45 pm?
Double Bill Tickets $14 HERE | $16 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film! 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.