It’s been dubbed a ‘radical reimagination of its predecessor’, ‘spellbinding’ and ‘a grim and glorious work of madness’… we’re talking about Suspiria which is set to hit cinemas on November 8.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), this original take on the 1977 cult classic Suspiria is making quite the splash.
Young American dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), with her raw talent.
When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches.
As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing.
Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden chambers.
Rotten tomatoes rated it 7.5/10 and said ‘Suspiria attacks heady themes with garish vigor, offering a viewing experience that’s daringly confrontational – and definitely not for everyone.’
Here’s what the reactions have been like so far…
Excuse me while I take time to recover from last night. My insides have been twisted around by Miss Susie. #SUSPIRIA
— Adrian ⚛️ (@GAYDRIAN_) October 25, 2018
It’s been weeks and I still can’t shake Guadagnino’s #Suspiria , it’s the kind of filmmaking that buries into your subconscious and rattles you from the inside out.
— Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) October 14, 2018
so apparently #Suspiria got boos, claps, walkouts and whistles. The best movie of all time has arrived.
— ahmed (@witnessxo) September 1, 2018
Check out the trailer below.
If this sounds like something you can stomach, email the code word ‘Suspiria’ to email@example.com along with your name and number and you’ll go in the draw!