Suspiria (1977) Poster



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Followed by 

Inferno (1980)

Remade as 

Suspiria (2018)

Edited into 


Napoleon (1927)
Bambi (1942)
The colorful fight scene between Bambi and Ronno is visually referenced.
The Red Shoes (1948)
Psycho (1960)
The indentations in the bed Helena Markos lies on, as well as her voice (similar to "Mother"'s)
House of Usher (1960)
Vibrant colour and lighting combined with similar design / makeup for Sara at the end of the film. Set for main hall of the dance school with the narrative element of fire also shows influence.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Bright lighting, psychedelic colors, and surreal architecture to create a disturbing atmosphere.
Satan's School for Girls (1973) (TV Movie)
The Exorcist (1973)

Referenced in 

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Multiple stabbings and dog attack scenes are referenced.
Terror (1978)
Phantasm (1979)
Soundtrack was influenced by the work of Goblin and Dario Argento in Suspiria
Maniac (1980)
Some of the scenes in Maniac have Suspiria-like bright colors which is an homage to that film.
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Broken window scene.
Madhouse (1981)
Dog attack scene.
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Many references throughout: the glowing eyes scene, the bat attack, the creature living beneath the house who cries like a child, etc.
Halloween II (1981)
The New York Ripper (1982)
The gruesome death of Pat is alluded to in Lucio Fulci's film.
The Forest (1982)
First murder from "Suspiria" is referenced.
Class of 1984 (1982)
Stegman's death very much resembles Pat's: Both crash through a decorative glass roof and then get strangled by a rope. Also, both films deal with the relationship between authorities and teenagers and make allusions to fascist aesthetics and behaviour.
Pieces (1982)
Brutal first killing from "Suspiria" is referenced.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Second murder from "Suspiria" is referenced.
Phenomena (1985)
Return to Oz (1985)
Deranged (1987)
Evil Dead Trap (1988)
Referenced with the music
Demons 6: De Profundis (1989)
Mentioned in dialogue
Il gioko (1989) (TV Movie)
The appearance of the school, the secret room where pupils assemble
The Witches (1990)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror (1990) (TV Episode)
The strong use of primary colours in "Bad Dream House" resembles Argento's film.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Brainscan (1994)
Poster seen in Michael's room.
The Crow (1994)
Bright red lighting used in a ultra violence scene
Star Trek: Voyager: Cold Fire (1995) (TV Episode)
An entity called Suspiria is used as a macguffin of the week.
Shivers (1995) (Video Game)
Matilda (1996)
Scream (1996)
Face/Off (1997)
Cube (1997)
Character forced to fall into pit of barbed wire.
Yeogo goedam (1998)
Deep Red 25th Anniversary (2000) (Video)
this film is referred to several times.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case and photographs are shown.
The Bunker (2001)
References the barbed-wire scene
Bones (2001)
Da zero a dieci (2002)
A character mentions the film.
Working Stiff (2002) (Short)
Video storage case shown in opening title sequence.
Silent Hill 3 (2003) (Video Game)
A later part of the game takes place in a highrise building with different businesses located on various floors. One of the businesses is a ballet studio owned by one "Madame Blanc". This is a reference to a character (and the setting) of the Dario Argento horror film Suspiria (1977).
Finding Nemo (2003)
During Nemo's initiation in the fish tank, one of the fish's chanting is the witch's chant from the Suspiria soundtrack.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Something to Scream About (2003) (Video)
Photograph of Jessica Harper is shown.
Saw (2004)
Character forced into pit of barbed wire.
The Dead Will Walk (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Sin City (2005)
The way Tarantino shot and used colours in the taxi scene he directed in Sin City with Dwight and Jackie Boy in the car. In both cases we see people driving late at night with a multitude of red-, green- and blue-coloured lights being reflected on their faces.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Cited by director Scott Derrickson as influence.
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Saw II (2005)
The "pool of needles" is a reference/homage to the barbed wire-room in Suspiria.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine. Also, posters and t-shirts are shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
The Woods (2006)
The school is run by witches and an innocent girl stumbles upon them similiar to that of Suspiria.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Felissa Rose mentions it. Also, photograph is shown.
Inside the Graveyard (2006) (Video)
mentioned by crew member
Grindhouse (2007)
Cited by director Edgar Wright as inspiration for the "Don't" trailer.
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Storyline elements, sound effects and visual style.
Juno (2007)
Juno and Mark debate the merits of this movie
Mother of Tears (2007)
The character of Suzy Bannion (played in Suspiria by Jessica Harper) is directly referenced as having killed Mater Suspiriorum "many years ago".
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
The interface is based on the film.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
There's a scene with a guy carving words in a corpse and one of them was "Suspiria"
Angels & Demons (2009)
Hans Zimmer's score directly quotes passages from Goblin's score for classic Italian horror film Suspiria on several occasions related to the Illuminati.
Amer (2009)
Certain shots, lighting & sound effects are homage to Suspiria
Assault of the Sasquatch (2009)
frequent use of unmotivated green and red lights
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act. Also, video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob wonders if Satan's School for Girls came before or after this film.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
The film's theatrical poster is shown.
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Influenced by.
Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento's Deep Genius (2011) (Video)
Dario lists this as one of his favorite films
The Office: The Seminar (2011) (TV Episode)
Gabe wants to watch "Suspira" with Erin.
Evaluación Final (2011) (Short)
Posters of the fim are hanging in the office.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Scream 4 (2011)
a copy of the 25th anniversary DVD is visible on Kirby's shelf; it is also mentioned in a discussion between Charlie and Kirby
Livide (2011)
The ballet school from Suspiria is referenced.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Arcana: The Trickster (2012) (TV Episode)
Video store customer praises director Dario Argento
Ladies of Italian Horror (2012) (Video)
mentioned once
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
From Beyond the Stars (2012) (Short)
Buttons on the teleport device play the theme music from Suspiria
ParaNorman (2012)
The title of the Italian horror film appears as a logo on the side of a vending machine
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nicolás Alvarado as the most recent horror film he has seen
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
DVD is shown.
Doctor Mabuse (2013)
Ansel Faraj has claimed that some of the characters of 'Doctor Mabuse' are connected to the witches of 'Suspiria'
Los Cinéfilos: Realmente amor (2013) (TV Episode)
Manuel mentions it.
Moreau (2013) (Video)
Both films use vivid red lighting to create an intense atmosphere.
Meatus (2013) (Video)
The use of extreme colors throughout.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
One of the additions to Disc 3 of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, Part 2 Box Set as one of the 82 Section 3 "Nasties". Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) features on Disc 1 of this Box Set.
Hypnagogia (2014) (Video)
Welp (2014)
Goblin's soundtrack on the phone's ringtone
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alice Sweet Alice (2014) (TV Episode)
compares the style of Alice Sweet Alice to that of Dario Argento
The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Teddy Bear Suspiria"
Hades (2015) (Short)
The lighting, setting and tone is a homage to the film.
Chain Mail (2015)
The gory and gruesome murders were heavily inspired by this film
Night of the Wild (2015) (TV Movie)
Eric Red and director of photography Spencer Hutchins were inspired by Suspiria for the colored lighting of this movie.
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Movie is mentioned
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Musik, Musik - Da wackelt die Penne (2016) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe mentioned that Rudolf Schündler was in this movie
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Dog death sceen is referenced
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Elijah Wood as one of his favorite horror films.
Fiends on the Run (2017)
Lars says it is "the greatest film ever made"
O Bosque dos Sonâmbulos (2017) (Short)
Music and cinematography inspired by "Suspiria"
Children of the Fungus (2017) (Video)
The red pulsing light that appears when the possession comes full circle

Featured in 

Stephen King's World of Horror (1986) (TV Movie)
Dario Argento: Master of Horror (1991)
Clips shown
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
features footage from this
100 Years of Horror (1996) (TV Series)
100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996) (TV Episode)
Suspiria 25th Anniversary (2001) (Video)
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie are featured and discussed during dario argentos' interview
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part IV: 40-21 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 24 on the list
Das geheime Kino (2007) (Short)
A short film clip is shown
TCM Underground: Suspiria (2008) (TV Episode)
This film was featured in this episode.
Fear at 400 Degrees: The Cine-Excess of Suspiria (2009) (Video)
Documentary about the making of the film
German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) (TV Movie)
Documentary about German cinema of the 50s and 60s and its successors
Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012)
Theatrical trailer shown
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
The Cinema Snob: Suspiria (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Suspiria (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
78/52 (2017)
Clips shown.
The Power of Perception (2017) (Video)
Suspiria Revisited (2017) (Video)
clips shown, title is referenced

Spoofed in 

The Monster (1994)
Voodoo Dollz (2008) (TV Movie)
Supernatural school, evil old women in charge, fiery ending, except with more sex and less violence.

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