There's nothing particularly psychedelic about the plot to Dario Argento's 1977 masterpiece. We follow an American ballet student who enters a mysterious German dance academy. Amid a rising tide of murder and paranoia, she learns the academy is just a cover for an ancient witch's coven.
That's all well and good, but it's "Suspiria's" look and sound that firmly place it in the realm of mind-bending horror. The film's vibrant color scheme (due to a three-strip Technicolor printing process) transports the viewer to an unsettling, unreal world where all the reds bleed with otherworldly menace, all while Goblin's legendary, ethereal soundtrack gives everything the air of dream.