Dario Argento (1976)

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In this landmark horror fantasy from cult director Dario Argento - dubbed the Italian Hitchcock for his mastery of suspense - Jessica Harper plays a dancer at a German ballet school where witches prowl the corridors. The famous opening 20 minutes of this Snow White fairy tale (by way of Thomas De Quincey's hallucinatory Confessions of an Opium Eater) are an unforgettable experience, and the whole is a stunning combination of menacing Grand Guignol atmosphere, dazzling colours, gory violence, lush décor and pounding soundtrack.


An aspiring American ballerina and her fellow students are stalked through the halls of their European dance school by a coven of evil witches intent on turning them into anything but graceful stage stars. Dario Argento's horror thriller, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci.

Cast & Crew

Susy Bannion Jessica Harper
Madame Blanc Joan Bennett
Miss Tanner Alida Valli
Frank Udo Kier
Daniel Flavio Bucci
Sara Stefania Casini
Mark Miguel Bose
Professor Milius Rudolf Schündler
Director Dario Argento
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Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EMI DistsGuidance: Contains violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray