Friday, January 28, 2011

Movie Music: Suspiria

Suspiria is the perfect storm of Italian horror movies. It has a wonderfully dreamlike script. It has some shocking horror. It has probably the single best use of color in a horror film. It also has music by Goblin. A favorite of Dario Argentio the group is sort of the Tangerine Dream of horror movies. Their music is very recognizable, and always adds to the atmosphere of the film. Their theme for suspiria is brilliant pure and simple. It starts like a music box, and has a dream like "we aren't in any hurry" feel at first. It sort of lulls but also feels off. Then you get that whispered, "la la la la la" and you are just creeped the shit out. And they you get the punctuation with the drum like a heart slowly stopping. Just wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. Very aptly described. It is a nice move through feelings/ideas of what will happen.