YES! One of my favorite movies of all time! Thank you!
I will always love the ending when Suzy smiles and walks away from a BURNING SCHOOL SHE SET ON FIRE....while never looking back....Like a boss! :D
LOVED IT! We will get a DVD-R Hell of Tequila & Bonetti?
If someone can get me the episodes, hell yeah! Unfortunately, with the exception of the clips I showed, all the episodes I've found are dubbed in Italian.
Oh come on Brad, that hasn't stopped you before. ;)
Italian is pretty easy to learn.Check it how quickly these guys did it:
It was quite popular in Italy... and the Italian dub actually made it funnies than the original English I think (not because it was dubbed badly, it was dubbed quite well)
Ah yes Udo Kier...Italy's Paul Freeman!
Udo Kier is a Kraut, godammit.
Super young Udo Kier is hot. Like damn those bright blue eyes.
God bless you, man.
I'm gonna have Goblin music stuck in my head until I can watch this on my lunch break. SO EXCITED.
Great film! What other more common Italian films can we expect? Don't think, even though you have covered so many 'Zombie' titles you covered Zombie Flesh Eaters 2...erm Zombi 3 in the US...the one with the zombie head in the fridge and Claudio Fragasso and directed by Fulci and Mattei!!
Hopefully Don't Torture A Duckling. I love that movie.
maybe Dario Argento should of directed American McGee's Alice. I've not seen Suspiria, but it does look interesting.
btw, I hope you and Jake like the cd's I made for you. I gave them to Linkara at Magfest along with a DVD I made for you of Freddy's Nightmares. he said that you might already have a copy, but I at least made an effort to make you one either way. it's a shame because I was hoping to meet you at Magfest, but I couldn't find you anywhere. but I'm glad to meet Film Brain & Linkara and he did receive the cd's & dvd's I made for you and Jake as well as Phelous & Allison. so, I hope you both enjoy the music on those cd's. ^-^
I left them in the care of those in the room and let him know, sooo they SHOULD have reached him. ^_^
awesome. thanks Linkara. you guys are more than welcome to check out my YT channel whenever you like. I've been posting the most complete collection of soundtracks & rare audio files from Killer Instinct which will be finished by April when Season 2 ends. which you can view or any other videos I will be posting at this link here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndRKrzMMeW6hL_Lnjd-IoQ/feed
I've mentioned to you Linkara about a possible Killer Instinct comic book review and you've mentioned to me why you didn't consider it. well, this is where I can make a compromise. I am willing to gather as much information as I can about the franchise as well as track down a copy of the comic books from either Acclaim and/or Nintendo Power and I can send you the information, the comic books themselves, and any video clips and music you can use for the review as long as I get the credit for it. I've got far too much free time, so I'm willing to do all of this if that's what it takes for a fan requested review such as this to happen. this fan is willing to do the extra work for the review to happen. you are more than welcome to respond to either my YT channel or my email address if we can discuss this further. I've been planning to put together a full costume of Fulgore for my own videos at some point (which I might attempt to start doing since I have found the pieces necessary to put this costume together). but in either case, it's the best compromise you can get especially if one of your fans is willing to track down a copy of the comics and do the research. ultimately, it's your decision. and you can take it or leave it as you chose. the option is still there if you ever decide to accept it. ^-^
I hate the Goblin music. It is always irritating, very treble heavy.
ps. I know white noise and high frequencies cause tension and irritablilty/unease. The problem is that CONSTANT exposure to it is fatiguing.
Hans Zimmer must have loved it
basing that of his work on The Ring soundtrack
Never listen to Merzbow then
Yes! Now all I'm waiting for Deep Red!! Probably one of my favorite horror movies!!
This is the episode I was waiting for when you said this year's theme would be Italian Horror. Suspiria's the film that got me into it.
Oh hey a good movie.
Movie almost feels like the story was a second thought on this. Visually it is interesting but the story just falls flat. Or maybe since I don't plan on going to a dance school in the middle of no where I have a hard time finding it scary.
Also wish you could make it out to Denver for the Denver Comic Con or the Starfest/Horrorfest. Would there ever be any chance of that happening? No flying required to make it here since amtrak stops in Downtown Denver. :)
Dude, the snob has to review Argento's Dracula 3D. I know it's recent, but it would be perfect.
I'm surprised you didn't use the Shock Treatment trailer for the colorful hallway scenes.
Hey Brad to let you know I believe Tequila and Bonetti is on hulu.
Amazing, you completely nail the appeal of this strange yet incredibly atmospheric and creepy movie that has one of the best soundtracks of all time and all I want to do is watch Batman.
Not a single Phantom of the Paradise reference
Agreed!! Poor Jessica Harper!
I know Brad's concentrating on Italian cinema this year, but I hope he gets around to doing a "What The Fuck, Hollywood?!" about Heaven's Gate.
Why do I have a feeling this episode ended JUST as another great murder movie was about to begin?
Oh well, still the best 20 bucks he's ever spent!
Since you are featuring this movie on the show, guess it's high time I get around to watching it, what with spoilers and all. Damn you, Snob!
I hope this means you'll be doing the "Mother of Tears", one of the worst movies I've seen. And it has creepy, gratuitous director's daughter nudity.
I think it falls outside of the Snob rules because it was made after 92 and also it's sort of sad to see Argento reduced to TV level production values.
Brad's cutoff point is (was?) '95 but he'll go outside of it if a movie is part of series (Return to Sleepaway Camp)
I knew it was at some time in the 90s.
But Inferno is also very good. So it would be like two of Argento's best (a lot of fans rate it higher than Suspiria) followed by a dog that was really hampered by a much lower budget and being basically a straight to DVD effort. With Sleepaway Camp. The first one is pretty good and after that they got a lot worse. So to me it's like saying he should review the first two Godfathers just so he can have a pop at Part 3.
I would like to see Brad review Heaven's Gate as Brad or The Cinema Snob. Coz that film as been rehabilitated by some critics, but personally I think it's actually worse than it's reputation suggests. So I would be interested in what he had to say about it.
One of my favourite films, never mind horror films and absolutely my favourite soundtrack of all time.
New York Ripper for The Snob
hated by critics, extreme gore, and weird foot sex.
And maybe killer dildo/phallus opus
The Sister of Ursula.
No, you're 1 day late, you could have celebrated the 38th anniversary of this film!
Hey Brad/Team Snob, are you planning on recording the Q&A at Wizard World? I'm trying to make it but it's not looking good. I fear I may miss a live bro down.
Is it weird I expected Craig and Neil to be a part of this episode right when I saw the title card? Was easier to guess than in The Geek 2
I'm waiting for Neil to confront Nancy about her having more Fulci than Argento movies in her collection.
Most of this movie isn't scary to me, it's ridiculous.
Like when the dog attacks the blind guy? That's silly.
And bats and maggots?
I guess I don't find animals scary.
Watching this episode and this movie reminds me how important watching a good print is; the DVD I got from Netflix looked like it was a VHS transfer and all the colors were washed out. Almost want to give this another chance now.
Man, %#@$ that magic light thingy… struck me straight into my headache. ×_×
Also the ending makes me wonder how so many witches/wizards/sorcerers live to old age in the first place; their d4 hit points are bad enough without suffering that huge constitution drop from growing old!
What? A good movie? Boo. Zero stars.
Where's the visuals we can barely see? Where's the crappy makeup effects? Where's the dubbing by guys trying to sound gangsta?
Wait a minute. What the fuck am I saying?!!
At least we had awkward dubbing to hold onto
I'll always remember Suspiria as the movie with the most bizarre, most outrageous murder scene featuring a stained glass window.
Great episode, Brad. I have to agree with Empire Mag.. One of my all-time favorites. I especially love the episode when Mariska Hargitay guest stars as a sexy ballerina in trouble, and Bonetti must kill the Mother of Witches.
See what I did there? Tee-hee. Love the movie, love the show.
Awesome! I love Suspiria, this year has been great with all the less obscure horror. Great snob episode Brad. Also I'm the jerk who started a paypal dispute over my neighbor taking my mail. Sorry again and thanks for being a class act and taking care of your fans and customers, even when you didn't have too. Can't wait to support you once I'm out of my grad program. Keep up the good work team snob!
I can't be the only one who during those red hallway scenes had a rocking jazzy theme that sounded like this theme for Pulp Fiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1vt7lw1rJw. I'm kind of surprised you didn't ask where Butch is and why he wasn't rescuing Marsellus Wallace in those scenes.
I strongly disagree with RT and fans of this movie about it being some kind of masterpiece.
It's the Dicky Tracy of horror movies, lots of flash and no substance. Plus the soundtrack is just too overwhelming to make the scenes scary.
Sweet, as usual. I actually don't remember much about the Three Mothers films, other than I have seen them and remember thinking the first two were good but the last one being terrible. Well, there is ONE aspect I remember from the first two clear as day, their soundtracks. They introduced me to Goblin/Claudio Simonetti as well as Keith Emerson respectively, and good god am I ever grateful for that. The soundtracks to this film and Inferno are god tier.
Ever seen Asia's The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things?
And this is why i love the Snob :).
Eyeball will grab you, Susperia won't let you go.
thanxs for doing this one brad, honestly i prolly am the only one on here who thinks this film is shit. it's a well directed film and it's beautiful to look at, the gore is great in it. but the story bores me to fucking death. i watched this 2 times hence giving it a chance and just don't get why people love it. but to each their own i guess.
Wait, you're at a con over Valentine's weekend? Does that mean there won't be midnight screenings for Fifty Shades or Kingsman? :(
Jessica Harper is SO cute, and has aged amazingly well.
When I saw this posted, I went to go watch this movie (which I've been meaning to do for months, but keep forgetting) so nothing would be spoiled. It was pretty good and very artistic. Now to see the Snob's take.
Come on, Fulci is way better.
There was a really short window of time in which Jessica Harper was fuckable, but god damn was she ever fuckable.
Literally got shivers up my spine when the Suspiria soundtrack started playing after your intro. One of my favourite movies ever, so many good (& bad) memories attached to it & it's just so strange & mesmerising (aurally & visually) to watch. Thank you so much, been really hoping you'd do this.
Love it when you do positive reviews cause that usually gives me more stuff to watch - I never heard about Susperia, I think, but I've watched it just now and it was pretty awesome!
While I love movies I don't know much about them, tbh - videogames is where I dig deep.
Yes! A Shock Treatment AND Pennies form Heaven reference! I was just about ready to bitch (no pun intended) about you not including any. :) Love Jess Harper. If you haven't seen the sleazy one-location porno drama Inserts 1975 with her and Richard Dreyfuss as the sleazy porn director, you gotta. Also, her and Julianne Moore's 1995 weird indie drama Safe by Todd Haynes, about psychological condition that causes allergic reactions to everyday noise, pollution and chemicals in fabrics and food, might be a solid candidate for Snob to review.
Does this mean we'll be getting the rest of the Mothers trilogy at some point? And please continue with those Tequila and Bonetti references in the future! That thing needs to be spotlighted. :)
However, you still get one minus for not spotlighting Goblin and their classic Suspiria theme that's slightly reminiscent of Phantasm theme.
And that ghost girl the witch "activates" at the end is totally reminiscent of Evil Dead girls.
So, any chance of a review of The Beyond later this year? :D
Wait... no "I've read that people whose names start with the letter S are........ Snakes! Sssssss!" scene?
That was the stinger.
Nitpicking time, y'all...
The "Frei" in Freiburg is pronounced "fry" as in "fried chicken with french fries". If you pronounce it as "free" it sounds like you're referring to Fribourg /Switzerland.
Therefore: "Disappointed!!! Zero stars!"
Was that "soul of a girl in a painting" line a reference to that Anjelica Huston movie "Witches?" Heh, grew up with that crappy movie.
I love the return of Craig and Neil. And I think this is the first time Neil's been on camera and not had food in his hands.
Hey Brad, could you review Phenomena, also by Argento?
It's a very interesting movie and I think you could do a really good and entertaining review of it.
I was going to suggest this too. Not on the same level as Suspiria, but definitely a cool film & has a much better scene with a vicious dog. Tenebrae is really cool too.
OR do a complete 180 & review the Italian horror movie 'Nude for Satan', that'd be right up the Snob's alley.
Oh fuck, it's Tenebrae with the vicious dog. It's Phenomena with the knife-wielding chimp. Either way you know you're watching a cracking film.
While I dislike many Argento films, this one is actually one of my all time favourites. When it comes to horror genre, there's no other film like Suspiria. A film that really blurred the lines between "horror" and "art house" and made me take the scary film genre more seriously.
Also the always lovely Jessica Harper is fantastic in this movie!
Thanks for this vid, Brad!
unfortunately, the theater the other girls went to was the one from "Demons".
7:09 - 7:18
My reaction to seeing a MASSIVE Kantai Collection hentai manga that was 50+ pages long this morning once I realized that I needed to get out of bed soon….*sigh* Soon I'll read it…soon...
Jesus Christ this movie is loud!
Ah, Craig & Neil cameos do the heart good.
Love the '...lady Steven Seagal...' comment!
YES!! You have no idea how happy this makes me. Gratitude, CS!
Well... this movie is... interesting, high level in the sceneries (classy), low level in the soundtrack (loud cacophony of weird sounds), good cinematography (good angles!), lousy script (I'm more disturbed by the soundtrack than the story itself), good choices in the cast (Jessica Harper), crappy effects (that bat, ugh), nice atmosphere (long corridors and styllized walls), bad character development (some character simply disappear or had no development at all), basically, a movie full of highs and lows.
that critic is wrong. i personally am very squeamish, and i still love this movie. awesome episode!
This review is well done...and while I applaud your accurate review of Susperia being a well shot film with a very thin plot -- I have to say I feel comparing Argento to Fulci with this film is perhaps a weak point--at least when it comes to the shots.
Comparing this film to the 3rd short "The Haunted Nurse" from I Tre Volti Della Paura (Black Sabbath) by Mario Bava is a far more accurate comparison. Their are arguments you can find the inspiration for all of Argento's better known films found in Bava's work. After all the first installment in Black Sabbath (Stalker Call Girl) is the birthplace for Profondo Rosso aka Deep Red.
All of the weird lightening, abstract sets and jilted dialog against strong visuals come from Bava's work, not Fulci's.
You also have the stylized gore present in Bava's work, where as Fulci's is less artsy.
Of course you're probably simply arguing Fulci vs Argento because you've covered Fulci in the past and he is more in line with your show's premise than Bava... but I had to be a nerd and say "Ummmm!" Also I'd love to have a convo with someone, anyone, anyone? about style and presentation in Italian Giallo horror.
Awesome I love this film thank you for doing this one. Any chance you can review the film Parents.
Is the beyond the Italian horror movie with face eating spiders? I've heard about an Italian horror movie with face eating spiders. I think it was a fulci movie.
That was the one.
I saw Marilyn Manson once and he came out to the opening music for Suspiria.
Nice review, spot on and very funny. My only complaint would be no, "that was probably a real animal" joke after the bat getting smashed. crazy ass italians. B- out of 10 stars
I saw Goblin when they played Metro in Chicago a while back, I always thought they were the best part of Argento films.
Man... you think Suspiria is confusing... then wait to see Inferno (the second movie in the trilogy)... I am still not sure what went on in that movie! :D
Kinda scary how I have Monster in law playing in the background when he referenced it
Argento all the way, Fulci sadly doesn't really do it for me The gore effects are awesome like the spider death from seven doors of death and the girl puking her guts out in City of the Dead, but I can never get invested in how the story goes in his films.
Argento on the other hand makes everything work the music choices by Goblin the actors cast the cinematography, especially the scene from Opera where it's a 360 spiral from a bird pov that was beautifully unique and the rock song played during the scene was so welcome to the stylistic nature of the film. not to mention that awesome torture scene of taping needles under the woman's eyes that became the dvd cover.
it's been the case with everything I've seen of his Sleepless, The Stendhal syndrome Giallo, The Card Player, The Bird with crystal Plumage, four flies on gray velvet etc all the films are so stylistinc and well done I can praise the hell out of everything Dario has worked on and then some.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.