Dir. Dario Argento (1976). A naïve American (wide-eyed Jessica Harper) arrives in Germany to study ballet at a deco-mod cum secessionist-bordello institute administered by two scary harridans, ferociously smiling Alida Valli and ‘40s noirista Joan Bennett, channeling Edie the Egg Lady. A splendid extended finale unwraps the school’s secrets in a light show of lysergic apparitions and exploding chandeliers, although Dario Argento’s rhapsodic gore-fest only makes sense to the eye and... More >>>