Horror fans are in for a treat this Halloween season when the fairly well-reviewed remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic giallo film Suspiria hits theaters. What could be better? Well, how about a screening of the iconic original at Milwaukee’s iconic Oriental Theatre? Or how about a screening of the iconic original at Milwaukee’s iconic Oriental Theatre…featuring a live score from Italian progressive rock band Goblin and founding keyboardist Claudio Simonetti, who provided the iconic original score in the first place? On Saturday, November 17, Milwaukee Film (along with Milwaukee Record and WMSE 91.7) will make that last scenario a reality. HELL YES.
“Suspiria is arguably the best known feature from Italian giallo-horror master Dario Argento, rightly lauded for its intensely saturated technicolor visuals and memorably off-kilter soundtrack,” says Milwaukee Film’s Justin Hamilton, who programmed the screening. “The film’s nightmare-like psychedelic style remains iconic to this day, with Argento’s influence on full display in the works of David Lynch and Nicolas Winding Refn. Adding to the one-of-a-kind experience is a prog-rock soundtrack so beloved it’s been sampled from Wu Tang to A$AP Mob, making this a cult-classic unlike any other.”
Indeed. Advance tickets are $35, and are on sale now. Milwaukee Film members can get tickets for $30, and people who somehow think this won’t sell out can show up at the door and pay $40. The film/score begins at 9 p.m., and doors open at 8. Cue the synth, the chiming bells, the “la la la”s, and the WITCH!