Tilda Swinton in the lead; Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) behind the camera; Thom Yorke setting the score. If these are not the makings of a film you want to see, we do not know what is.
A remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic of the same name, Suspiria haunts Australian cinemas from November 8. For those not familiar with the original, Suspiria tells the story of a young dance student who travels to Germany to practice with an esteemed dance company. From there, things quickly get spooky: witches, possessions, some nasty business with hooks, and a creepy Austrian psychiatrist abound. It might sound schlocky, but Argento’s surreal use of colour (seriously, check out his set designs) elevated the original to an almost art-house experience. Guadagnino’s contemporisation looks every bit as inspired and ominous.