About the film
What happens when one of the most talented directors alive makes one of the most terrifying films in recent memory? Academy Award-nominated director Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) delves into sumptuous and terrifying territory in this reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 masterwork. SUSPIRIA is an incredibly ambitious film, pairing the spirit of quiet, contemplative art house films with bombastic, hyper-extreme horror as seen through the lens of the dance world and Cold War Berlin.
When young American dancer Susie Bannion (a career-defining performance from Dakota Johnson) joined an elite Berlin academy, she knew its artistic director (Tilda Swinton) would be tough. But she couldn’t expect the storm of disturbing events to come out of their collaboration. As students begin disappearing, devious whispers of secrets emerge from the dark heart of the school, revealing a sinister purpose.
This SUSPIRIA leans into its gloomy Cold War setting and essentially all-female cast, balancing captivating character work, tightly-wound atmospherics, and wildly nutso body horror in an indelible cinematic experience. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
We think it might be one of the best horror films ever made.
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival 2018
"Suspiria" is a film of rare and unfettered madness, and it leaves behind a scalding message that's written in pain and blood: The future will be a nightmare if we can't take responsibility for the past. IndieWire
Suspiria is a gorgeous, hideous, uncompromising film, and while it seeks to do many things, settling our minds about the brutality of the past and human nature is not one of them. New York Magazine