I watched my first Italian horror movie last night. I began with Suspiria. The soundtrack was the highlight of the movie. The music made the simplest of scenes terrifying, and reminded me of Kubrick’s The Shining. It was obvious to me that Kubrick liked this movie, and I discovered that he is not nearly as original as I had thought. The deaths throughout Suspiria were satisfyingly gory, and the plot about a coven of witches was just good enough to keep the gore moving while not bogging the narrative down with explanations. This movie is one of a trilogy about witches by director Dario Argento. I’m looking forward to seeing the other two, Inferno and The Mother of Tears.