Suspiria and the true stories behind classic horrors

The Suspiria remake has arrived, but what inspired the original? From Psycho to A Nightmare of Elm Street, explore the real horrors that influenced cinema

Nobody honeymoons quite like Dario Argento. In 1975, the Italian horror director fell in love with one of the stars of his recent slasher Deep Red, Daria Nicolodi. Before he made his next movie, and before she gave birth to their daughter, Asia, the couple took a break in northern Europe, travelling around the region where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet; an area the director referred to as “the magic triangle”, due to its supposed occult associations.

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