“Suspiria” (2018) is a remake of Dario Argento’s film with the same name that was released back in 1977. “Suspiria” 2018 follows the story of a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Luca Guadagnino, who’s known for his work in “Call Me By Your Name” become the director of the film.
Honestly, when the remake of “Suspiria” was announced couple years ago, I was thrilled because I was such a fans of the original film, and I know that this film will be controversial since it’s the remake of one of the greatest horror films of all time. However, when the movie actually came out, I was left unsatisfied and disappoint.
Dakota Johnson plays Susie, an American ballet dancer who joins a world-renowned German dance company, that harbors a dark secret. It is, you see, run by a coven of witches. Anyone who discovers the secret, or goes looking too deep, disappears-usually in a violent dispatching. To me, her performance as Susie was not great but not bad either, because every time I saw her on screen, my mind goes immediately to her role in “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.
Tilda Swinton plays Madame Blanc, the face of the dance company, a dancer and a dark entity that takes Susie under her wing. Also there were rumor that Swinton also plays Dr. Josef Klemperer, but to me her performances in “Suspiria” was a mistake, she’s a great actor, but her acting in “Suspiria” is bad. The great performances in my opinion would be Chloë Grace Moretz as Patricia Hingle, altough she’s only got little screen time, but her performances was so great.
The story is weak, the ending is funny, the whole movie is just plain boring, if I have to watch it again, I have to skip a lot of scenes. There are no memorable scenes, probably the only memorable scene was when Olga murdered in the secret chamber.
The good things that I like about the film are the dance, which pretty great, and the cinematography, which also great.
Overall, “Suspiria” 2018 is definitely not everyone. If you looking for pure horror film, well…this movie is not for you, and if you’re looking for good remake film, well…again, this movie is not for you.
Personal Rate 5.5 / 10