Poster title: Suspiria
Artist: De Berardinis, Mario "MOS" (1931-1977)
Poster Year: 1977
Poster Origin: Italian
Style: dayglo style
Film title: Suspiria
Film Year: 1977
Film Origin: Italy
Film Directors: Dario Argento
Film Plot: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.
Grade: C7-C8 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Very nice condition with minimal handling/edge wear, a small chip in lower left, a small tear at the lower center repaired with acid-free tape on the verso, and small ink marks in white borders along top and some at the bottom.
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Dario Argento’s Suspiria has come to define “giallo”, the typically graphic and ultra-violent sub-genre of horror unique to Italy. The term “giallo” actually comes from a series of trashy Italian mystery novels from the 1920s and 1930s, which supernatural horror, crime fiction, and slasher elements. The name also refers to the pulp novels themselves, as they were often issued with yellow covers — giallo is Italian for “yellow”.
This amazingly rare teaser Italian 1-sheet (27×39″) for Suspiria is printed in day-glo inks which glow under a UV blacklight. It also features haunting, macabre art from Mario De Berardinis — sadly De Berardinis’ final cinema poster before having a heart attack at only 47 years of age.