This is a pretty successful film that I’m sure Dario Argento watched before he made Suspiria. It’s very similar in a lot of ways; general creepy vibe, boarding school and of course, it’s a murder mystery.
With that being said, this one kind of bored me a bit. It’s not something I can put my finger on, it just did. It’s well put together as far as murder mysteries go. I think it’s more about the fact that I’ve seen movies very similar to this and despite this being a predecessor to them, it feels repetitive.
I did really appreciate the headmaster’s relationship with her son. It was very creepy and had an unsettling incestual vibe. I’d really like to revisit this film in the future but I did enjoy it, I’m just not going to pretend it was favorite thing ever.