Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and released on 1 February 1977. Co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi and produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento, the film stars Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosè, Alida Valli, and Joan Bennett.
The film follows American ballet student Suzy Bannion (Harper) who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany, only to discover that it is controlled by a coven of witches. The score was performed by progressive rock band Goblin. It is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as "The Three Mothers", followed by Inferno and The Mother of Tears.