Suspiria | 1977

Directed by: Dario Argento

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Main Plot

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.


  • Jessica Harper's character, Suzy Bannion, is a young American dancer who becomes entangled in a coven of witches at a prestigious dance academy. Jessica Harper
  • Stefania Casini's character in Suspiria is a student at a renowned dance academy who becomes a victim of supernatural forces. Stefania Casini
  • Flavio Bucci's character in Suspiria plays the role of Daniel, a blind pianist who aids the protagonist in her investigation. Flavio Bucci

Ending Explained

In the finale of Suspiria, the true identity of the coven's leader, Helena Markos, is revealed. Susie, now fully possessed by the spirit of the Three Mothers, confronts Helena and uses her newfound power to gruesomely destroy her. The academy is engulfed in flames, killing everyone inside except for Susie and her friends. As they escape, the building crumbles behind them, leaving the horrifying legacy of the witches behind.

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Dario Argento Jessica Harper Stefania Casini Flavio Bucci