Amazon Studios has released the trailer for the Suspiria remake, and it’s drab and creepy and I’m totally intrigued.
Directed by Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino, this remake of the 1970s classic with the same name, looks to be a much different beast, and for that I’m grateful. Instead of the vibrant colors Dario Argento used in the 1977 original, Guadagnino has opted for muted browns and grays, giving the movie a much different tone. Something tells me while the original was cinematically beautiful, this one will actually be scary and haunting.
“Every movie I make is a step inside my teenage dreams, and Suspiria is the most remarkably precise teenage megalomaniac dream I could have had,” Guadagnino told The Guardian. “I am approaching it as an homage to the incredible, powerful emotion I felt when I saw it.”
Starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie), Suspiria is tells the story of an artistic director, a young American and a grieving psychotherapist as they become “entangled in a bloody, sinister nightmare at a world-renowned dance company.” The movie is set in 1977.
In April some footage from the new film was shown at CineCon and based on some of the reactions it got, we are in for quite a treat with this remake.
“Amazon just world premiered a scene from Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ remake and it’s one of the most f*ed up things I’ve ever seen at #CinemaCon,” Steven Weintraub of Collider tweeted. “People at my table turned away from the screen. All I can say is it’s beyond extreme and gross and I need to see more.”
Peter Sciretta of SlashFilm really sells it.
“First clip from Suspiria invokes a dancer being thrown around like a rag doll telekinetically in a mirrored rehearsal space, bones breaking, becoming a contorted mess,” he tweeted. “Very gruesome and hard to watch. This film will make most people feel uneasy.”
I can’t wait. Suspiria hits theaters November 2, 2018.