Director Luca Guadagnino‘s new take on Dario Argento’s Suspiria has been the talk of the horror community this last several days, with footage shown off at CinemaCon last week blowing the minds of even the most hardcore horror fans. The scene was described in lurid detail by several people over on Twitter, and you won’t yet find it online.
Amy Kaufman tweeted, “I am traumatized after seeing a scene from “Suspiria” in which Dakota Johnson controls the body of another woman as she dances. The woman’s body literally cracks in half. She is like, torn apart. Spitting, urinating, bleeding. It’s… A lot.”
Dakota Johnson plays main character Susie Bannion in the remake, a role played in the original by Jessica Harper. On her official Facebook page over the weekend, Harper (who has at least a small role in Guadagnino’s remake) revealed that she’s seen the finished film, and she raved about how much justice Guadagnino did to Argento’s classic.
“I have seen this movie–the most brilliantly scary film I have ever seen,” Harper wrote. “Luca’s Call Me By Your Name does not prepare you for it, but throws into relief the director’s brilliance and versatility…”
The film has been set for a Fall 2018 release.
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 and Lutz Ebersdorf.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke composed the score.
David Kajganich wrote the film, co-financed by Amazon Studios and K Period Media.