In the time since we first learned Luca Guadagnino was directing a new take on Dario Argento’s Suspiria, the Italian filmmaker has gone on to nab an Oscar nomination for his Call Me By Your Name, which should make you way more excited about his vision for the horror classic. Post-production has wrapped, so we expect an update soon.
In the meantime, star Dakota Johnson just shared some insights with Elle, telling the site that the production was so intense and brutal that it sent her to therapy!
“[Filming Suspiria], no lie, fucked me up so much that I had to go to therapy,” Johnson told the site. “We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other. It was cold as shit, and so dry.”
Johnson plays main character Susie Bannion in the remake.
In Suspiria, “A young American ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.”
The cast also includes Chloe Grace-Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, Małgosia Bela, Lutz Ebersdorf and Jessica Harper.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke composed the score.
David Kajganich wrote the film, co-financed by Amazon Studios and K Period Media.