2017 Movie #118: Suspiria (1977)

2017 Movie #118: Suspiria (1977)

This review is part of my Remake Preview series, where I watch the original version (or versions) of a movie that is set to be re-made in the near future. 

Wake up little Susie, wake up!

Suspiria is an unconventional horror masterpiece, a nightmarish entry from Italian director Dario Argento. Suspiria is filled with an unrelenting dread, as spurred through a dream logic not unlike that of David Lynch, vibrantly colorful and gloomily lit and off-putting at every turn.

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Essential Music Videos: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction by Devo

The Essential Music Video series features different music videos, both new and old, that are great or historically relevant in some respect

This is a relatively early music video for the 1977 Devo cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. Obviously the original song is one of the most iconic of music history, but Devo manages to stamp their version as uniquely their own, with a frenetic energy.

The video itself does a great job matching the frenetic energy of the music, with fast-paced edits and repetitive cuts matching moments from the song. It brings to mind future music videos by bands such as OK Go and The Avalanches. While it maybe doesn’t tell a coherent story as we sometimes expect music videos to do, it’s very visually interesting, especially with Devo’s signature yellow jump suits.