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Special effects may have made some serious advances in the 30-plus years since Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic Suspiria, but no matter how accurately colored the blood spurting from an arterial wound may look in a modern CGI-enhanced horror movie, few come even close to matching the gut-wrenching, cold-blooded brutality of that movie's first stabbing-and-hanging murder--even if the Technicolor blood looks like paint. And it's all accompanied by the nerve-wracking original score by Italian prog-rockers Goblin. Compare that with a few of the bands that show up on the soundtrack to last year's Saw 3D: Hinder, Saliva and My Darkest Days. If we need to tell you how shitty those bands are, you're probably not interested in seeing Suspiria on the big screen at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., complemented by trailers for a few other vintage grindhouse flicks. The screening is the second of a Black Swan-inspired two-film series of dark films set in the world of ballet, following The Red Shoes. Tickets are $8. Call 214-948-1546 or visit thetexastheatre.com.
Thu., Jan. 20, 8 p.m., 2011
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Jesse Hughey
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