Suspiria is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Italian filmmaker and co-producer Luca Guadagnino from a screenplay by David Kajganich. It stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Goth. Jessica Harper makes a cameo appearance.
Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz dance company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the matrons, and the company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret…
In July 2018, it became clear that the film’s running time is a whopping 2 hours and 32 minutes. This is thankfully less than the previously announced 2 hours and 50 minutes, however it is still overly lengthy for a horror film.
The film is a remake of the 1977 Italian film directed by Dario Argento from a script co-written with Daria Nicolodi. Suspiria is a Latin word meaning “sighs.”
Thom Yorke of British rock band Radiohead composed the film’s soundtrack score.
Amazon Studios acquired the worldwide distribution rights and financed the production. It was produced by Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films.
The co-producers are Luca Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi.
On 5 June 2018, Andrew Jara posted a fan-made trailer for the new Suspiria but with Goblin’s original soundtrack music.