Remaking ‘Suspiria:’ New Video Essay Explores Argento’s Classic Film And How The Remake Pays Homage

The Playlist | 10/31/2018 | Julia Teti
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It’s the witching hour. And there is no better time to revisit Dario Argento‘s Giallo horror “Suspiria.” As the remake expands nationwide in the coming weeks, audiences will have the opportunity to experience director Luca Guadagnino‘s interpretation of the cult classic horror. Dabbling in the occult, and trimming down the lurid facade, Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” looks the exact antithesis of Argento’s nightmarish, psychedelic trip. But the feeling remains the same.

In this video essay from ScreenPrism, Guadagnino’s reimagining is taken to task. Everything about Argento’s film feels like a resplendent visual concoction, we’re immediately put under the spell of the horror film. Whether it be by the vibrant colors or hypnotic music of Goblin, Argento lures us into this nightmare and we just don’t want to wake up from it.

Years - Guadagnino - Look - Film - Sound

Roughly 40 years later, Guadagnino is taking a different look to his film. While still wildly hypnotic in its sound design and...
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