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By Todd Garbarini
It’s a scary thought, indeed, to think that it has been twenty-nine years since I first saw Dario Argento’s fifth giallo feature film which I had read about two years earlier in the pages of a back issue of Fangoria Magazine. The word giallo is the Italian word for the color yellow, and has found new life in describing a subgenre of the Italian horror film that refers to a who-done-it involving a killer who conceals their identity by wearing a large coat, a wide-brimmed hat, unisex footwear and gloves, their face always obscured or hidden completely. Very often we see the killer only in synecdoche. These stories all originated in the form of pulp novellas which sported yellow covers, hence the use of the term giallo.
Whereas the word giallo is always spelled one way, the correct spelling of the film’s title, Tenebrae, »
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Young American dance student Suzy has arrived in Germany to attend an exclusive ballet school. However, Suzy and some of her fellow students soon begin to notice the slightly strange goings on in the school, with some students disappearing and turning up dead. Eventually, Suzy comes to realise that the school is, in fact, the hiding place for a coven of evil witches intent on making her their latest sacrifice.
Italian filmmaker Dario Argento is often viewed as one of the most stylish directors in horror cinema. While it is true that his career has taken a bit of dive in terms of quality in recent years, one cannot deny the brilliance of his earlier work that cemented his place in horror history. The subject of today’s review is one such film, his 1977 masterpiece Suspiria. »
- Graeme Robertson
In Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985), a serial killer is murdering students at the all-girls Swiss boarding school where Jenifer (Jennifer Connelly) attends. Possessing the unique ability to communicate with insects, Jenifer uses her power to help find the killer. Previously released in the U.S. as Creepers, the Italian horror film is now available to purchase in a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Steelbook courtesy of Synapse Films.
Press Release: One of legendary filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking and fantastic films is finally available on Blu-ray in the U.S. in an amazing new release from Synapse Films! Released in the U.S. as Creepers by New Line Cinema, 1985’s Phenomena has long been one of Argento’s most discussed and debated films by fans and scholars, and now it’s available in a definitive 3-disc Steelbook® that will make it a must-have release for Argento fans all over the world! »
- Tamika Jones
Suspiria: Chloe Grace Moretz will star opposite Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton in Suspiria, a remake of the classic horror movie directed by Dario Argento. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) will helm the new version. The original followed a ballet dancer who begins training at a prestigious academy in Europe before learning that it is only a front for sinister and supernatural elements. [Variety] Gigantic: Meg LeFauve, whose writing credits include Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and the upcoming Captain Marvel, will make her directorial debut on Disney's Gigantic (above). She will join Nathan Greno as director on the animated project, which aims to be "the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk … with comedy and deep emotion," according to...
- Peter Martin
Helmed by Luca Guadagnino, whose romantic drama A Bigger Splash made waves this summer, the once seemingly unnecessary reimagining of the giallo staple gained further credibility when iconic Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton came aboard, soon followed by rising talent Dakota Johnson. Swinton and Johnson co-starred in Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, making this Swinton’s third collaboration with the director (including I Am Love) and Johnson’s second.
Now, joining Swinton, Johnson, and Nymphomaniac star Mia Goth in the production is Chloë Grace Moretz, according to Variety. Her role is undisclosed at the moment, but Moretz is no stranger to horror remakes, as she also led 2010’s Let Me In and 2013’s Carrie.
Suspiria (Latin for “sighs”) tails a young American ballet dancer as she travels to Europe »
- The Film Stage
Chloe Moretz loves a remake. The star who has still to turn twenty has already starred in six remakes (Let Me In, Dark Shadows, The Equalizer, Carrie, The Amityville Horror and The Eye). She’s not done though, having just signed on to star in the remake of Dario Argento‘s classic Suspiria.
Moretz joins Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson on the project which is being directed by A Bigger Splash‘s Luca Guadagnino. For those not familiar with the original 1977 movie the story tells of a young ballet dancer who discovers that her new dance academy is a front for something sinister and supernatural.
Now that Moretz is on-board production can get underway as soon as this month, with the shoot planned to take place in Italy and Hungary.
Are you ready for another Moretz remake? Let us know in the comments section.
- Kat Hughes
Chloe Grace Moretz surprised many a moviegoer a few weeks back when she expressed a desire to re-evaluate her upcoming slate, abruptly pulling the plug on Universal’s live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid and effectively cancelling all projects. But an actor in crisis this is not; Moretz, who first broke onto the Hollywood scene at the age of seven, is simply becoming more selective moving forward, which is a refreshingly pragmatic move from a 19-year-old.
“I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I’m realizing that I can slow down,” she told THR at the time. Slowing down, not stopping altogether, because Moretz has found room on that overhauled slate for Suspiria, the horror remake in the works from director Luca Guadagnino and Amazon Studios.
A modern redo that has been gestating for years now, »
- Michael Briers
Dario Argento’s place in the Horror pantheon is well established. His films, like Lynch’s and Jodorowsky’s, could only have been made by him, and a remake of one of his greatest films seems as unlikely a prospect as Twin Peaks as told by Robert Zemeckis. However, that’s the path we find ourselves on today, with […]
- Jon Lyus
Well, that acting break didn’t last too long. Just a couple of weeks after dropping out of The Little Mermaid and all upcoming projects, Chloe Grace Moretz has signed on to appear in the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
Suspiria follows “a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.”
The remake of the 1977 classic is being directed by Luca Guadagnino, who will be reuniting with A Bigger Splash stars Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton on the film. Mia Goth (Everest) is also attached to appear. Production is slated to begin this October, shooting in Italy and Hungary, and Amazon will distribute the project worldwide.
Source: Variety »
- Gary Collinson
Suspiria: Chloe Grace Moretz will star opposite Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton in Suspiria, a remake of the classic horror movie directed by Dario Argento. Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) will helm the new version. The original followed a ballet dancer who begins training at a prestigious academy in Europe before learning that it is only a front for sinister and supernatural elements. [Variety] Gigantic: Meg LeFauve, whose writing credits include Inside Out, The Good...
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It turns out Chloe Moretz hasn't actually left the acting game for any real amount of time. It looks like she has now joined the cast of the upcoming remake of the horror classic Suspiria, which already has a pretty impressive cast. The movie is being produced by Amazon Studios and will reportedly be starting production this month.
Variety broke the news that Chloe Moretz is joining the cast for Suspiria, which already includes Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton. The movie is being helmed by A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino, who has wanted to re-imagine the horror classic for quite some time.
Fans of Chloe Moretz may find her attachment to the Suspiria remake a bit surprising. Not because it is at all shocking to see her in something with more of an adult theme, but because she recently announced that »
The forthcoming remake of Suspiria that original director Dario Argento just can't understand is moving forward with director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love), and now Chloe Grace Moretz has joined the cast alongside Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth. Interestingly, this marks the third horror remake for Moretz in six years and the fifth in her career overall, if you count her supporting turns in 2008's The Eye starring Jessica Alba and the 2005 Platinum Dunes remake of The Amityville Horror starring Ryan Reynolds as a totally jacked suburban dad. Did I mention she's only 19 years old? Feel free to indulge in a moment of silence for your never-realized dreams of childhood stardom. Back in May, Guadagnino told me that the remake would be his attempt to recreate the impression he had of the film when he first saw it as an adolescent, while also making it "extremely, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Tony Sokol Oct 4, 2016
“Bad luck isn't brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds”. And a new generation of horror fans will get their brains broken in the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s atmospheric giallo classic Suspiria.
Frenesy Film Company and Mythology Entertainment. the companies behind the new movie, have announced that Chloe Moretz will co-star with Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth in the upcoming thriller.
The original 1977 Suspiria, which was written by Argento and Dario Nicoladi, told the story of a young American ballet dancer, played by Jessica Harper, who gets accepted at a prestigious dance academy in Germany. Shortly after she enrolls, »
Chloe Grace Moretz is in talks to star in the remake of the classic horror film, “Suspiria,” opposite Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, TheWrap has learned. Luca Guadagnino, “A Bigger Splash” director, will helm the project. David Kajganich is writing the screenplay based on the 1977 film script by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi. Amazon is financing and distributing the film. Swinton and Johnson have been previously attached to the project. Jessica Harper, who played Johnson’s role in the original film, will also make an appearance. Also Read: Chloe Grace Moretz Shames Online Trolls for Hurling 'Fat,' 'Masculine' Insults The horror film follows a. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Chloë Grace Moretz is emerging as the go-to star for horror remakes. After headlining 2010’s “Let Me In” and 2013’s “Carrie,” the actress will soon appear in a remake of “Suspiria” directed by Luca Guadagnino, according to Variety. Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, who appeared in the director’s “A Bigger Splash” this year, will co-star.
Swinton also headlined Guadagnino’s “I Am Love,” making this her third consecutive collaboration with the Italian filmmaker. The original “Suspiria” was, of course, also helmed by an Italian: giallo master Dario Argento, whose other well-known works include “Deep Red,” “Inferno” and “Tenebre,” among many others. Latin for “sighs,” “Suspiria” follows an American ballerina at a prestigious dance academy in Germany who comes to learn that there’s more going on at her new school than pirouettes.
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- Michael Nordine
Based on the 1977 film from Italian horror master Dario Argento, the movie follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Suspiria is a Latin word for “sighs.”
The film will be produced by Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films. The producers on the project are Guadagnino, »
- Justin Kroll
Narciso Ibanez-Serrador’s The House That Screamed (1970) is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory on December 20th! While special features have yet to be revealed, we have a look at the cover art and initial details on the upcoming release.
This chilling 1970 horror film by Directed by Narciso Ibáñez-Serrador (Who Could Kill A Child?) has been cited as an influence on Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria. At a 19th-century French boarding school for troubled girls, run by the sinister head mistress Madame Fourneau (Lilli Palmer, The Boys From Brazil), students begin to disappear shortly after the latest student’s arrival (Cristina Galbó, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue). Could a mysterious killer be loose within the school’s dark corridors »
- Tamika Jones
The film, which will play in Venice Classics, was restored by Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo.
Italian filmmaker Argento, also known for »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days immersed in Netflix’s new original series, Stranger Things. As someone who grew up in the 1980s and ‘90s, the show proved a wonderful exercise in nostalgia; a delightful amalgam of the wide-eyed Spielbergian ingenuousness and nightmarescapes of Stephen King that so informed my youth. From the moment the opening credits began I was hooked and a large part of this had to do with the show’s opening theme music. Composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the Austin-based electronic outfit Survive, the show’s theme immediately brings us into the curious world of Stranger Things. Analog synthesizer motifs creep in and out of the mix, pulsating ominously, intoning dread. A percussive heartbeat simmers underneath, propelling us forward into awaiting disaster and, paradoxically, backward to another time and place. When combined with the show’s titles—its »
The proposed remake of Dario Argento‘s giallo classic “Suspiria” has been knocking around Hollywood for years, yet it hasn’t had problems attracting talent. David Gordon Green was attached for a good while, had financing put together and had assembled a promising cast including Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Fuhrman, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue before legal woes tripped […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
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