Suspiria Review: An Eerie Horror Remake

Dario Argento’s cult horror classic gets remade, but does its reimagined coven cast the same spell? Here's our Suspiria review.

At first glance, it seems like Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic, Suspiria, would be impossible to remake. Not because it’s so well-written or satisfying as a narrative, but because Argento’s film is so stylized, so drenched in its own peculiar atmosphere and so specifically tailored to the director’s own particular vision (what there is of it) that any attempt to recreate or refashion what the legendary Italian horror auteur had wrought would fall hopelessly short in the areas where Suspiria is strongest while delivering something more conventional as a film.

But the idea of current hotshot Italian filmmaker, Luca Guadagnino taking on the challenge was an interesting one. Guadagnino’s films, including I Am Love, A Bigger Splash and last year’s acclaimed Call Me by Your Name,
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