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.
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Susie Bannion is a young American ballerina who travels to Berlin to study dancing at the Markos Tanz Company, one of the world's most renowned schools under Madame Blanc's management. On her very first day, one of the students who had been recently expelled from the school is murdered. As this appalling happening does not seem to be an isolated occurrence, the brilliant new student soon begins to suspect that the school might be involved in the homicide. Her mistrust heightens when Sarah, one of the girls at the school, tells her that Pat, before being killed, confided to her that she knew and guarded a terrifying dark secret.Written by
When Susie first enters her new dorm room the camera shot from down the hallway shows Sara and Susie placing the bags down on the floor near the doorway, but the next shot shows Susie carrying forward into the room with her items still in her hands. See more »
Pure masturbatory garbage and an insult to the original!
What a piece of crap. I mean, my god. The avant garde original Suspiria looks like a cohesive piece of hollywood horror-by-numbers compared to this pretentious, overblown and grandiose jerk-off fest; like if Lars Van Trier decided to remake Fame while masturbating at his own reflection dressed like a ballerina for 2.5 hours. Argento's version is a pure classic that will stand the test of time. This is an atrocity.
On the upside, Tilda Swinton is fantastic as always in multiple roles and the cinematography is gorgeous. The sets are pretty nice as well, but that's not even remotely compensatory enough to salvage 2.5 hours of meaningless masturbatory filmmaking. I mean, did this thing even have an editor?
This film is 2.5 hours of runtime, yet somehow never seems to supply anything resembling a story, nor does it ever arrive at a point to justify its existence. There is no plot, no scares, no thrills, and a weak one dimensional protagonist (played by the range-less and underwhelming, Dakota Johnson) with no goals or motivations, and who never once rises above the scenery or clutter of the supporting characters. Pointless self indulgent filmmaking and the truest epitome of style over substance I have ever seen.
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