I think we are all guilty of assuming that the remake of Suspiria was going to be worthless when compared to the original, but I am pleased to say I have wholeheartedly changed my mind. The new trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s (Call Me By Your Name) Suspiria re-imagining looks excellent, teasing a creepy, unnerving and disturbing re-telling of Dario Argento’s colourful classic. It will give you chills.
The trailer showcases exactly what a horror remake should be: completely different from the original, but still maintaining the spirit of what made Argentos’ feature so acclaimed. Like the original, there is a definite air of mystery and suspense, plus a clash between the genres of horror and drama. It’s early days, but this first footage is extremely exciting and promising.
A young American ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.
Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud and Angela Winkler. The film will be released on 2nd November 2018, courtesy of Amazon Studios.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)