Luca Guadganino’s “Suspria”: New trailer mounts dread and witching
Amazon Studios has shared a second official trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspria, a fearless and frightful redux of Dario Argento’s 1977 Giallo classic considered by many—this writer among them—as one of the best horror movies of all time.
The first trailer, which had hit the airwaves last June, brushed on what Guadagnino’s iteration of the story looks and feels like. Foregone is the original’s hyper-stylized, strikingly deep palette in favor of a more subdued visual. The second trailer offers a closer look at the dance troupe/coven of Satanic witches headed by Tilda Swinton’s Madame Blanc, in which Nuevo dancer Susie Bannon, played by Dakota Johnson, makes the mistake of joining.
Here’s the full synopsis:
As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renown dance company, its artistic director (Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.
Fans of the original will easily spot elements Guadagnino has decided to carry over onto his remake, of which there are only a select few. Still, should the new trailer be our indication, the film feels very much drenched in an insufferably unsettling atmosphere that echoes the aftermath of The East German Uprising in 70’s East Berlin.
Suspiria succeeds Guadagnino’s previous film, the widely acclaimed Call Me By Your Name, and is similarly expected to make its rounds in the Awards circuit.
Directed by Guadagnino from a screenplay by David Kagjanich, with music from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Suspiria opens across theaters on November 2nd, Stateside. I’ve personally yet to hear any details regarding a local release in the Philippines, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.