Suspiria was a highly stylish horror, just as many Italian horror films are. The director Dario Argento used very bold lighting, color, and sound effects to really keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Although the scenery and framing create a beautiful setting, Argento did not hold back on the gore. He is known for making very gory movies, but this one really takes the cake. The opening scene is supposed to be one of the most gory in history. The poor girl who is murdered first has her face shoved thru a glass window, then she is stabbed repeatedly in the heart, then she is tied up, and her body is dropped thru the glass skylight of a building, but is stopped by a rope around her neck! Watching this first scene made me very wary of the rest of the film. The music by Goblin, however, was just awful to listen to. Perhaps their horrendous sound added to the uneasiness I felt while watching the film.