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 schools secrets in a light show of lysergic apparitions and exploding chandeliers, although Dario Argentos rhapsodic gore-fest only makes sense to the eye and even then.
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