LOADING ...

The Suspiria Remake's Latest Trailer Promises a Dramatic Spin on the Horror Classic

Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 23, 2018. 17 comments
The cast of Suspiria dancing and dying their ways through the film’s horrors.
Image: Amazon Studios
Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

The first teaser trailer for Amazon’s upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria left many fans of the original movie cold (but not chilled to the bone) because the new film doesn’t seem to be going for the exact same kind of aesthetics that made Argento an icon.

Amazon’s Suspiria—directed by Luca Guadagnino—appears to be a movie of its time, which is to say, rather than going for incredibly lush visuals, it’s relying on a desaturated, stifling, and otherworldly palette that conveys the darkness and rot lying just beneath the surface of its character’s lives. There’s a choked kind of airlessness throughout the latest trailer that introduces us to dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) as she arrives in Berlin to study under Tilda Swinton’s Madame Blanc at the Markos Dance Academy where a number of pupils have begun to suddenly disappear.

The trailer does a solid job of obfuscating whether whatever it is that’s haunting the dancers is borne of their imaginations or whether one of their own is hunting them, which is a solid introduction to the premise for people who haven’t seen the original and definitely should before Amazon’s Suspiria drops on October 28 with a wider release on November 2.

17 Comments

Other Charles Pulliam-Moore's posts

Russian Sci-Fi Thriller Novel-Turned-Video Game Metro 2033 Is Becoming a Movie Russian Sci-Fi Thriller Novel-Turned-Video Game Metro 2033 Is Becoming a Movie

Before THQ’s Metro 2033 was a first person shooter, it was a novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky about a nation of people forced to build a new underground civilization in subway stations and tunnels after a devastating nuclear war. Now, it’s set to become a live-action film , courtesy of Gazprom Media.Variety reports that after years of being approached...

It Chapter Two Features One Key Change to Pennywise's Homophobic Attack It Chapter Two Features One Key Change to Pennywise's Homophobic Attack

One of the biggest criticisms of Tommy Lee Wallace and Lawrence Cohen’s TV adaptation of Stephen King’s It from 1990 was the way it glossed over a key moment in Derry history when a gay man watches in terror as his partner is brutally beaten by a group of homophobes before they push him over the side of a...

Stan Lee’s Daughter Claims No One From Marvel or Disney Reached Out After His Death Stan Lee’s Daughter Claims No One From Marvel or Disney Reached Out After His Death

With the arc of Spider-Man’s cinematic future becoming the latest topic of conversation , everyone’s chiming in with their thoughts and opinions about the beef between Marvel Studios and Sony over the character. That includes J.C. Lee, the daughter of late Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.When TMZ recently asked the surviving Lee her thoughts about the multimillion-dollar Spider-spat , she...

Steven Universe: The Movie Is a Mindblowingly Heartfelt, Musical Masterpiece Steven Universe: The Movie Is a Mindblowingly Heartfelt, Musical Masterpiece

Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFScenes from Steven Universe: The Movie.Image: Cartoon Networkio9 ReviewsReviews and critical analyses of fan-favorite movies, TV shows, comics, books, and more.  From the moment Steven Universe: The Movie ’s sumptuously-produced opening credits begin rolling, you can see how Rebecca Sugar really, really wasn’t being subtle earlier this year. She...

Suggested posts

The First Reactions to It Chapter Two Are All Over the Map The First Reactions to It Chapter Two Are All Over the Map

The fall movie season stars on September 6 with the release of highly anticipated horror sequel It Chapter Two. Though that’s still over two weeks away, Warner Bros. has begun screening the film for critics. Screenings mean social media reactions, and while lots of people don’t put faith in that kind of early buzz, we think you’ll be especially...

Netflix's The I-Land Trailer Conjures Up the Scariest Thing of All...the Fyre Festival? Netflix's The I-Land Trailer Conjures Up the Scariest Thing of All...the Fyre Festival?

Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFHey, this stock footage looks familiar.Image: NetflixTrailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  Netflix has released the first glimpse at The I-Land with a teaser clearly designed to rip on the announcement trailer for the failed Fyre Festival—even though the...

Being a Latchkey Kid Is Horrifying in the First Antlers Teaser Being a Latchkey Kid Is Horrifying in the First Antlers Teaser

Never let it be said that Guillermo del Toro doesn’t know how to keep himself almost inhumanly busy dreaming up nightmarish works of art people will gladly flock to theaters and pay hand over fist to see. One of the latest projects he has a hand in, supernatural horror film Antlers, has a new trailer today.Though del Toro has...

Issa López on the Horrors of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Her Haunting Festival Breakout Film Issa López on the Horrors of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Her Haunting Festival Breakout Film

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fairy-tale nightmare that takes place in a world that’s all too real. As a drug war rages around them, a group of orphans band together in a part of Mexico City that’s become a ghost town—meaning empty and deserted, but yes, also haunted by angry spirits. Since its 2017 film-festival debut, Tigers has...

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream

Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  As movies like The Abyss have shown, being stranded at the bottom of the ocean is as dangerous as being stranded in outer space. And as movies like The Meg have shown, there can be very unfriendly things lurking in the depths. Underwater combines...

The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are likely very pleased with this fact, the company’s series of monster mergers has set...

Haunting of Hill House Will Get Extended Director's Cuts on Blu-Ray Haunting of Hill House Will Get Extended Director's Cuts on Blu-Ray

Netflix shows don’t always get physical releases, and when they do, they rarely get longer. Haunting of Hill House will change that. As revealed by Bloody Disgusting and confirmed in a Tweet by Mike Flanagan, Haunting of Hill House’s Blu-Ray release will feature extended cuts of several episodes of the series, which Flanagan calls a process of “restoring several...

The Boys' Superhero Cheesecake Calendar Is, Uh, Fish-Flavored The Boys' Superhero Cheesecake Calendar Is, Uh, Fish-Flavored

Even though superheroes are people with idealized bodies that we’re supposed to ogle and wonder at, because of how seemingly impossible they are, it’s rare that you see male-bodied heroes objectified in a way that highlights their sex appeal. Every so often, you might get a glimpse of Nightwing’s ass or Batman’s wang , but those are always made...

Carnival Row Is Just Dull, and All the Fairy Fornicating in the World Can't Save It Carnival Row Is Just Dull, and All the Fairy Fornicating in the World Can't Save It

In a world where fantasy adaptations reign ...hell, in the very same world of the studio that’s putting Lord of the Rings to the screen again, Amazon’s Carnival Row is not the fantasy drama you’re looking for.Original fantasy works on TV are hard to come by these days which is a big reason why Carnival Row’s execution is so...

After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations

Stranger Things season three , which riffed on The Thing and The Blob (among others), was the latest testament to the enduring power of sci-fi horror—until we heard that Amazon was circling a series adaptation of Event Horizon . While the iron is hot, here are four more sci-fi horror titles perfect for TV translation.Pitch BlackDavid Twohy and Vin...

Language