Thursday: "Suspiria"

March 10

Dario Argento's giallo horror about an American ballerina sent to be consumed by occult terror at a cursed German dance academy is like porn for a color junkie like myself. It was made in 1977 using the long-outdated three-strip Technicolor process, which brought out the film's waxy, James Turrell-neon hues. That plus the basically nonsensical gore and the iconic, twinkling score composed by prog-rock band Goblin make for an exquisite feast for the senses. Edgar Wright (director of the Cornetto Trilogy) described the film as "like a dream you've had when you've eaten too much cheese," which is pretty spot-on, and a very possible inspiration for the film's Italian creator. 9 p.m., The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3464,, $9.50. (Maura Callahan)

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