How Suspiria performs at the box office will of course decide if the film is expanded upon with follow ups, but we do know that director Luca Guadagnino *hopes* to continue the story in some way, shape or form. Guadagnino has discussed sequel potential a few times these last several months, and in a new chat with Playlist, he details a potential prequel.
“I have this image in my mind… I have this image in my mind of Helena Markos in solitude in the year 1212 in Scotland or in Spain,” Guadagnino told the site. “Wandering through a village and trying to find a way on how she can manipulate the women of the village.”
He added, “I know she was there. I know it was six to seven hundred years before the actual storyline of this film.”
Helena Markos is of course the main villain of Suspiria, also known as Mater Suspiriorum, the Mother of Sighs. She’s the oldest and wisest of Dario Argento’s “Three Mothers.”