When the first footage from Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria was shown off at CinemaCon back in April, it was immediately clear that Guadagnino WENT FOR IT with his remake of the Dario Argento-directed classic. On Twitter, shocked CinemaCon attendees described the clip (which we haven’t yet seen) as being “very gruesome and hard to watch“…
Amy Kaufman tweeted, “Ummm 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.”
From Peter Sciretta, “First clip from Suspiria invokes a dancer being thrown around like a rag doll telekinetically in a mirrored rehearsal space, bones breaking, becoming a contorted mess. Very gruesome and hard to watch. This film will make most people feel uneasy.”
Fandango chimed in, “Seriously some of the most disturbing body horror. They went for it and the #CinemaCon audience is gasping. Just brutal but with a gentle melody. Holy crap… call me by your bent body.”
Needless to say, it comes as no surprise to learn that Suspiria has been Rated R, with the MPAA cautioning that the film contains “Disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity, and some language including sexual references.”
Sounds about right!
Suspiria arrives in theaters on November 2.
— Suspiria (@suspiriamovie) June 18, 2018
In Suspiria, which stars Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion, “As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renown dance company, its artistic director (Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.”
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.