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Horror in the DLC: Come Make a Podcast With Us!
October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The podcast is back, kicking off the year with a discussion of horror and the gothic. Watch Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) and stop by the DLC 10 a.m. Friday, October 12 to have your voice heard! We’ll have coffee, donuts, and screams!
Inspired by Thomas de Quincey’s Suspiria de Profundis (1854), Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) remains a bold and (for American studios at least) unmatched take on the horror genre. It is colorful, loud, and ornate, a stylish and modern take on the gothic castle. Through his use of bizarre camera angles and ghoulish effects, Argento breathed life into cinema’s most nightmarish ballet school.
The soundtrack deserves special attention. First, you get the eerie glockenspiel. Next, the trill of a bouzouki. A breathy, disembodied voice announces itself, singing the same thing over and over again, “La La La La La”. Finally, the synth kicks in. This isn’t just any horror soundtrack: this is Suspiria.
Call Me by Your Name (2017) director Luca Guadagnino has a remake coming out this October. For the score, Thom Yorke has stepped into Goblin’s shoes. Thus Suspiria belongs to our past, our present, and our future.