Dario Argento’s classic film Suspiria is in many ways defined by its iconic Goblin soundtrack. Viewers simply cannot separate the images on screen from the haunting and abstract sounds which construct its unforgettable score. Luca Guadagnino, the director of the upcoming Suspiria remake, made the wise choice of trying something completely different for his upcoming motion picture. The result is a 25-track soundtrack composed by Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The alternative rock frontman posted a new song from his soundtrack today called “Suspirium,” which gives us a taste of what the new movie will sound like.
Deadline recently conducted an in-depth interview with Suspiria director Luca Guadagnino, and as always, he was very forthcoming with his answers about the sure to be misunderstood remake.
The director of the academy award winning film Call Me By Your Name, recalled seeing “…the poster for Dario’s movie when I was 11 in 1982. I saw the film two years later. It made an incredible impression on me. The idea of trying to transfer the explosive emotion I felt into a new movie began almost immediately. Dario’s movie is evocative of so many things including of motherhood. It’s the story of a group of women united by an obscure agenda. There is something that I couldn’t stop thinking about. For all the violence of Dario’s movies they are also beautiful fairy-tales. There is something alluring about it for a young person.” read more
Suspiria, Suspiria, Suspiria…should we say it again? Why not, it seems to be all that everyone is talking about lately! Last week we brought you the newest trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s much-anticipated remake of Dario Argento’s classic (click here for that) and this week brings the latest bloody artwork.
From the official synopsis:
“A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.” read more
After months of speculation about what to expect from Luca Guadagnino’s take on Dario Argento’s most celebrated film, Suspiria, we finally have a full trailer to whet our appetites while we await the film’s release this fall. What we see in the two and a half minute trailer of the two and a half hour film is equal parts tension and suspense with just a tiny bit of the gore that shocked the crowd at CinemaCon this past April when they were showed a full scene (read more about that here). read more
The horror world has been abuzz for a few years now with talk of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria and we now have our first look at Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion as well as a firm release date for the film.
According to Deadline, we’ll be getting a November 2nd theatrical release of the remake by renowned Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name). As to why he’s choosing to remake an already brilliant film, Luca spoke to birthmoviesdeath back in November and had this to say: read more
Arrow Video has followed up on their stellar release of Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage with a beautiful restoration of his second giallo thriller, The Cat O’ Nine Tails. While some believe that Cat is evidence that even master directors like Argento aren’t immune from the fabled “sophomore slump,” Arrow’s release lovingly presents the material in a way that highlights all of the excellent qualities of the film and proves its deserved spot among the auteur’s most memorable works. read more
Dario Argento’s first film, the 1970 classic The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, profoundly impacted the world of horror and established his career as a sophisticated auteur of cinema for decades to come. The film’s beautiful cinematography and expert filmmaking qualities make it an integral addition to any film-lover’s home video collection. There have been several blu-ray releases of various quality over the years, but none have come close to giving this important Italian film the level of love and attention as the upcoming limited edition box set from Arrow Video. read more
Forty years ago Dario Argento’s giallo masterpiece Suspiria was released and now production has wrapped on it’s remake. While remakes are generally not something to get excited for, especially when it’s a remake of a genre classic, this particular remake features an amazing cast and a very passionate director.
An all-star cast of Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth was directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) who told Empire back in 2015 that, “the film by Dario Argento was a very indicative moment of growing up for me because I saw it when I was 14, I think it changed me forever. I was obsessed with Argento through all my adolescence.” read more
Justin Kroll of Variety broke the news today that Chloe Moretz will star in the lead role of director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake. Earlier this year, The Playlist reported that Moretz dropped out of Universal’s Little Mermaid film to pursue other films.
It appears as if Moretz decided to trade in her fins for a pair of ballet slippers as she will join the previously announced co-stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. Kroll suggests that Moretz is looking to add more adult roles based on this choice, stating that “Moretz has been drawn to more adult fare following her breakout performance in adult action pic Kick-Ass. While plenty of those pics were non-genre based like Hugo and The Equalizer, the 19-year-old has done plenty of work in pics with horror or supernatural elements, including Carrie, Let Me In, and Dark Shadows.” read more