SHRIEK: Suspiria!

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 7pm

  • 17+
  • concessions available during event; no outside food or drink, please
  • discounted $5 tickets available at the door for seniors 65+, vets, students, and teachers/professors
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SHRIEK: A Women of Horror Film Class is a community education series that examines the roles of women in horror films. In August, discussion leaders and film buffs Evan J. Peterson and Heather Marie Bartels will lead the group in a viewing and discussion of Suspiria, Dario Argento's classic mash-up of giallo thriller and supernatural horror, set at a ballet school in Germany.



Suspiria features cult cinema legend Jessica Harper as Suzy Banyon, an American girl who arrives at a prestigious ballet academy on the night of a grisly double murder. Things get stranger and more dangerous from there. Gory, lurid, yet gorgeous, the film creates an Art Deco fairy tale pitting women against one another in the struggle to maintain power. A classic of European art-horror, Suspira has been the inspiration for many American directors. Soundtrack by Goblin!

SHRIEK is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia. The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women's studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre. Scarecrow Video sponsors the series in their screening room. We suggest bringing an extra seat cushion if you get uncomfortable sitting in classroom chairs. 

Concessions are available on site; please do not bring outside food or drink. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone under the influence of extreme drugs or alcohol.

General Admission: $10 per session (register here in advance)

Teachers/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID: $5 per session (register at event)

Low Income Housing / No Housing patrons: free entry

Day-of registration also welcome!

Scarecrow Video is located at 

5030 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: (206) 524-8554

Contact wordmercury [at] gmail dot com for more info.

Evan J. Peterson is a college professor, author, and journalist. He is a Clarion West alum, and he received his MFA from Florida State University. His writing has been featured in The Stranger, Weird Tales, Queers Destroy Horror, andThe Rumpus. His books include The Midnight Channel, Skin Job, and Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. He lives in Seattle with his werewolf, Dorian Greyhound.

Heather Marie Bartels is the Managing Director of the Rainier Independent Film Festival, graduate from the University of Washington Cinema Studies department, and host of the film and feminism podcast "Turn Up The Ladybro." She spends most of her spare time introducing the uninitiated to the wonders of horror and finding the best ramen in town. 

SHRIEK promotional images designed by Marc Palm 


Scarecrow Video

5030 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105