It’s been almost 10 years now since a remake of Suspiria, the Italian horror frightfest from director Dario Argento, was first announced, and oh, how far we’ve come.
Back then, it was rumored that Annihilation and former Marvel Cinematic Universe star Natalie Portman was in contention to headline the pic as New York ballet student Suzy Bannion, the scream queen first portrayed by Jessica Harper all those years ago.
Fast forward to now, though, and Suspiria‘s revival has fallen into place quite nicely, what with Amazon Studios and Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) poised to deliver a “disturbing and gruesome” reimagining of the cult classic from ’77. And today, we finally have our first look at it thanks to the trailer up above.
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Though it’s careful not to show too much, this teaser certainly does a nice job of setting the stage for what’s to come, giving off a dark and disturbing vibe and flashing just enough glimpses of the horrors that await us to pique our curiosity. If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that this film won’t be for the faint of heart, something the trailer hints at during several points – even though it holds back on most of the gore.
With an early November release date already locked in – just three short weeks after Halloween – it won’t be long before Amazon really blows the dust off its hard-wired marketing machine and gives us even more to feast on. Until then, however, the following synopsis ought to give you an idea of what to expect:
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 (Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.
Starring Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace-Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, Małgosia Bela and Lutz Ebersdorf, Luca Guadagnino and his team are expected to conjure up a new dose of terror when Suspiria slithers into theaters on November 2nd.