As the film is extreme with all elements brings a sickening feel to the audience, almost as if Argento is trying to over power and exploit his audience. Janet Maslin argues, "Mr. Argento's methods make potentially stomach-turning material more interesting than it ought to be. Shooting on bold, very fake-looking sets, he uses bright primary colors and stark lines to create a campy, surreal atmosphere, and his distorted camera angles and crazy lighting turn out to be much more memorable than the carnage." (Maslin 1977) Maslin praises the striking art deco set design and makes prominent the features of the film that bring the uncanny feel to it. He breaks down the elements and describes clearly the atmosphere and impact of the film.
List of illustrations
Figure 1. Argento, Dario (1977) Suspiria Movie Poster. At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SuspiriaItaly.jpg (Accessed on:30/12/11)
Figure 2. Argento, Dario (1977) First Death Sequence. At: http://www.museyon.com/blog/2009/10/28/creepy-cinema-suspiria/ (Accessed on:30/12/11)
Figure 3. Argento, Dario (1977) End Scene. At: http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/?tag=suspiria (Accessed on:30/12/11)
Empire Magazine Adam Smith (2007) Suspiria. At: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=132659 (Accessed on:30/12/11)
Film4 (2008) Suspiria 1977. At: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1020662-suspiria/reviews/#type=top_critics (Accessed on:30/12/11)
New York Times Review Janet Maslin (1997) Suspiria (1977) 'Suspiria,' a Specialty Movie, Drips With Gore. At: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=990CEFDB1F3BE334BC4B52DFBE66838C669EDE&partner=Rotten Tomatoes (Accessed on:30/12/11)