Fire The Editor: Luca Guadagnino’s SUSPIRIA Remake

Famed Italian horror meister Dario Argento’s 1977 film, Suspiria was perfectly fine as it was. Atmospheric, eerie and great to look at, there was nothing about the 99 minute film that screamed ‘remake me’.

Apparently Luca Guadagnino thought otherwise and decided that 99 minutes wasn’t long enough for a witches in a dance school horror movie and decided to up the running-time for his 2018 remake to a butt-numbing 152 minutes. 

The remake of Suspiria isn’t badly made or acted – it’s just so bloody boring. It has all the right elements – good visuals, a strong cast (props to Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton) and an atmospheric score. It’s just that a film like this shouldn’t be two and a half hours long! 

 

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