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.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
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
The subtitles in German have a red dropshadow, the subtitles in French, blue. See more »
The film opens in West Berlin in 1977, with protesters chanting, among other things, "Free Meinhof!" However, Ulrike Meinhof was already dead by that point. She was found hanged in her prison cell a year earlier than the film is set, in May 1976. See more »
Excellent music, detailed cinematography and knowing references to 'Suspiria 1977'. Victims are killed through the magical power of dance/music, rather than by a satanic 'serial-killer/slasher' (from the original). No attempt is made to update Dario Argento's extraordinary use of colour and expressionist soundtrack for the digital age. This remake employs a muted palette and Thom Yorke's discreet score instead. 'Suzy' is no longer a clear moral centre for the story - which was, originally, a kind-of adult fairy-tale. This leads to a collapse, in the last third of the picture, into incoherence, with a risible ending. Very flawed.
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