Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake looks chilling

The first teaser for Call Me By Your Name director's remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria looks promising. "Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up"

Video by Jamie Dunn | 04 Jun 2018

The first trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria has arrived, and the Call Me by Your Name director looks to have served up a similarly feverish shocker to his countryman’s 1977 classic. In Guadagnino's version, Dakota Johnson (who appeared in the director’s A Bigger Splash) plays the young ballet dancer who discovers something macabre going on in her new dance school. Johnson’s A Bigger Splash co-star and Guadagnino regular Tilda Swinton plays the head of the sinister dance company.

The teaser that arrived online today suggests less of the hallucinatory colour and prog rock of Argento’s version, with Guadagnino’s take having more of a folk horror flavour. As well as Johnson and Swinton, Guadagnino is also reuniting with his Call Me by Your Name cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and A Bigger Splash screenwriter David Kajganich. Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Lutz Ebersdorf also appears in the film, as does Jessica Harper, who starred in the original.

On soundtrack duty, meanwhile, is Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who’s composed his first movie score, and the synthy taster we hear in this trailer sounds appropriately creepy.

Take a look at the spine-chilling trailer above or on YouTube

Suspiria is expected to be released in the UK by Amazon Studios in the Autumn