The New Director Of The Upcoming ‘Suspiria’ Remake Speaks Out

September 9, 2015

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The director of the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror ‘Suspiria’ has finally been revealed. The news was discovered during an interview between Luca Guadagnino and Empire about his crime drama ‘A Bigger Splash’. Guadagnino is an Italian filmmaker who has found success with several of his films, including ‘I Am Love’ and ‘Here’.



“The movie by Dario Argento was maybe a child of it’s own times. It’s very delicate; almost childish,” Guadagnino continued “I have a very strong interest in German literature and film, so I think [my] ‘Suspiria’ will have to focus very strongly on that moment in history, in 1977, when Germany was divided and a new generation was claiming and asking to recognize the debt of guilt that forged the new Germany after the war against the fathers who wanted to deny the responsibility.”


‘Suspiria’ follows a young woman attending an exclusive ballet school. She soon learns that the school is actually a front for something much more sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. A coven of witches are at work behind the scenes.



It sounds like Guadagnino’s version of ‘Suspiria’ may be a bit different than Argento’s original vision. Some horror purists may be a little upset with the way Guadagnino described the original, especially with the use of the phrase “…almost childish.”. I will reserve my opinion about the remake until we know more.


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