Who’s that whispering? Who’s there?!
When a dance school seems to have something suspiciously wrong with it, there’s no doubt a solution has to come up. That’s the issue with Dakota Johnson‘s dance school in the first trailer for Luca Guadagnino‘s Suspiria. Suspiria is a remake of Italian director Dario Argento‘s 1977 cult horror classic but will serve to Guadagnino‘s followup to his Best Picture Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name. Those who are familiar with the director know how he approaches some of his films in a dark and twisted way. In April, a teaser was shown at the Las Vegas CinemaCon leaving the audience in attendance stunned at the footage.
The trailer offers a sort of mystique that literally pays homage to the classic horror movie as Luca Guadagnino has an eye for detail. The color grading looks remarkably similar to that of Dario Argento‘s original. Guadagnino would even go as far as utilizing the same camera angles and zooms used by Argento back in 1977. Although this footage isn’t the same footage used during the Las Vegas CinemCon, the trailer does provide that level of suspense accompanied with a new score. In the trailer, we hear Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke’s work on the remake. The tone and vibes are attributed to Vangelis’ Blade Runner score which provides a sinister and darker tone of the remake.
Guadagnino revealed that his version of Suspiria will be set in Berlin crica 1977, the year which the original film was release and focus on the “uncompromising force of motherhood“. Guadagnino would express the film is explicitly not a remake, but a “homage” to a the “powerful emotion” he felt about the original film. Mia Goth would praise, Guadagnino‘s approach “Actually it’s not really a remake at all, it’s a nod of the hat to Dario Argento’s version of it. But we definitely do take it to a very different place.“
Suspiria is beautifully captured by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and it certainly re-imagines the supernatural madness to come with the mysterious plot. Whatever the film truly behold, Guadagnino intents to provide the modern-day horror audience a glimpse of what the 70’s horror genre was like and what it could be.
Suspiria is directed by, Luca Guadagnino and written by, David Kajganich. The film will star Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper, and Chloe Grace Moretz. On a side note, Harper was the lead actress of the original film, although appears in a different role.
Suspiria will thrill theatres on November 2, 2018