‘Call Me’ Director’s ‘Suspiria’ Remake Earns Raves From Original Star

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Skeptics be damned. Seems like many, including the film’s original star, Jessica Harper, are very impressed with what they’ve seen of Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake… reboot… homage.

The film is slated for release this Fall, but horror fans were treated to first footage from the movie at CinemaCon on April 26. Reaction ranged from, “traumatizing,” “f#cked up,” and “sickening.” In a good way.

In the original lurid masterpiece, Harper played Suzy Bannion, an American ballet student who uncovers all sorts of ghoulish horror when she transfers to a prestigious German dance academy. She raved on Facebook, “I have seen this movie – the most brilliantly scary film I have ever seen. Luca’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’ does not prepare you for it, but throws into relief the director’s brilliance and versatility.”

Guadagnino has repeatedly stated the film is NOT a remake of the giallo classic from director Dario Argento, but an “homage to the incredible, powerful emotion” he felt when he watched Argento’s original for the first time.

The original film received mixed reviews upon initial release. J. Doberman from The Village Voice called it, “a movie that makes sense only to the eye.”

The homage stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth. Harper makes a guest appearance.

One of the elements we’re most excited about is the new score composed by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. It will be hard to top the haunting AF prog-rock score by Goblin.

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