‘Suspiria’ Teaser: A Horror Classic Is Reborn
How do you remake one of the greatest horror movies of all time and not look ridiculous? I guess casting Tilda Swinton in one of the lead roles doesn’t hurt.
Swinton stars, along with Fifty Shades’ Dakota Johnson in this new version of Supiria, the giallo classic originally directed by Dario Argento. This 2018 update is directed by Luca Guadagnino, hot off his huge arthouse hit Call Me By Your Name. After a slew of classy international dramas, he’s trying horror, and he’s setting a high bar for himself, inviting comparisons to one of the most beloved horror films of all time.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
What I love about this trailer is just the look; the photography looks like something out of the 1970s, with all that grit and grain. (On the other hand, what is that thing on Dakota Johnson’s head? It is definitely not actual human hair.) There’s not much in the way of graphic horror here, but the atmosphere looks absolutely off the charts. (Plus it’s awesome to see Guadagnino working once again with Swinton, who appeared in his I Am Love and A Bigger Splash.) Suspiria opens in theaters on November 2, 2018.
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