Those that were wary on the Suspiria remake can be rest assured. The first teaser trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria has arrived, and it looks to be a fresh, haunting interpretation of the 1977 beloved cult favorite of Dario Argento.
It’s a wonder we were ever trepidatious, giving the film’s powerhouse cast. Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) stars as the young dancer, with the intense Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) portraying the artistic director. Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper (who portrayed the lead in the original Suspiria), Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie), and Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness) also star.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
It looks like Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has really allowed his own style to take hold. Replacing the striking reds and moody blues of the original for the drab, almost muddy palette of a rainy countryside. It’ll be interesting to where color plays into the film, if at all. Previously, Guadagnino had remarked his iteration would be “cold, evil and really dark.” We’re getting all of those vibes from the trailer, so tickle us intrigued. Guadagnino has partnered back up with Call Me by Your Name cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and A Bigger Splash screenwriter David Kajganich (The Terror). Suspiria will also feature an original score by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
Previously on Nightmare on Film Street we shared the first stills of the film and the first poster artwork that was released. Now with the trailer, we’re starting to see the re-imagining really emerge. Thematically speaking, we’re totally on board with the mod, 60’s inspired typography of the title and branding. It’s almost cartoonish in nature, but something about the big red ‘S’ in blood on the main poster is incredibly jarring. (see below)
Suspiria comes from Amazon Studios and will be released theatrically on November 2nd. Let us know your thoughts on the first teaser trailer in the comments below and with the Nightmare on Film Street community over in our Facebook Group!