- Luca Guadagnino’s supernatural horror remake, “Suspiria,” screened at Fantastic Fest on Sunday and those who saw it gave it high praise.
- The film has been called a masterpiece that is “bats— crazy,” “an orgasmic fever dream,” and one of the best horror films of the year.
- “Suspiria,” which stars Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, comes to theatres October 26.
The upcoming horror remake “Suspiria” debuted at Venice Film Festival earlier this month to an eight-minute standing ovation, but a divided critical reception. But the film was shown at a secret screening at Fantastic Fest on Sunday, and those who saw it this time gave it high praise.
The movie, from “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino, is a remake of the 1977 supernatural horror film of the same name about a dance academy that is a front for something far more terrifying. The remake, which comes to theatres October 26, stars Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton.
“Suspiria” has received rave reviews online that praise it as a “masterpiece,” an “orgasmic fever dream,” a “stunning experience,” and one of the best horror films of the year.
A.V. Club wrote that the film is “high art, a two and-a-half-hour wallow in the primal recesses of the human psyche that’s alternately calculatedly subdued and completely bats— crazy.”
CinemaBlend wrote that Guadagnino “has created a work that shares key DNA with its predecessor while still standing very much on its own,” and the film “coalesces as a stunning, horrifying nightmare that is as shockingly gorgeous as it is unsettling.”
Below are more reactions to the movie on Twitter following its screening at Fantastic Fest:
Luca Guadagnino (A BIGGER SPLASH, SUSPIRIA) gets what makes Dakota Johnson alluring in a way the entire FIFTY SHADES franchise never did.
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) September 24, 2018
SUSPIRIA is an orgasmic fever dream. Luca Guadagnino's command of space and movement intertwines with the ethereal whispers of Thom Yorke's stellar score to make a dynamic orgy of emotion and pain. It's neck and neck with HEREDITARY for best horror film of 2018.#FantasticFest
— Anya Stanley (@BookishPlinko) September 24, 2018
SUSPIRIA is incredible. Casts an intoxicating, hypnotic, unspeakably sexy spell. Not just the best thing I’ve seen at #FantasticFest this year, but one of the best things I’ve seen in 2018, period. Borderline miraculous. I love it with all my heart.
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) September 24, 2018
Old Suspiria is my thing. New Suspiria is also my thing.
— April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) September 24, 2018
POST SUSPIRIA. I CAN’T MOVE. I’M IN SHOCK. pic.twitter.com/mqzgLaK1Xp
— Slasher (@SlasherReviews) September 24, 2018
There are films that you know instantly will stay with you forever. SUSPIRIA (2018) is one of those films. One of the scariest movies ever made and my favorite film of the year, I left this film a different person than when I went in. Shaken, completely. #FantasticFest
— James Preston Poole (@JamesPPoole) September 24, 2018
Suspiria is a masterpiece and there are not nearly enough characters to discuss it on twitter ✌????
— britt hates (@MissBrittHayes) September 24, 2018
Luca Guadagnino makes films that exist in another world. Plus he takes actors like Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton to these other worlds, where they give mind-body-and-soul level performances. #SUSPIRIA is interplanetary.
— Neil (@rejects) September 24, 2018
I don’t know what to say about #Suspiria because I’m utterly speechless. All I know is that I’m madly in love with both versions now & I think it truly ranks up there as one of the best genre remakes of all time (along w/The Thing & The Fly). Just a stunning experience.
— Heather Wixson (@thehorrorchick) September 24, 2018
It’s a bummer that so many SUSPIRIA conversations will be about original vs remake. It’s a film so packed with its own craft, its own aesthetic and its own concerns that it very nearly doesn’t matter that it’s beholden to an existing source material. #FantasticFest
— Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) September 24, 2018
SUSPIRIA is a religious experience
— kalyn corrigan (@kalyncorrigan) September 24, 2018
i feel the same way about SUSPIRIA that i did about MOTHER! fully in awe of its brutal insanity while also highly suspicious of how male creators use stories about feminine self-discovery to absolve themselves of guilt.
— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) September 24, 2018
Just out of the Fantastic Fest screening of Suspiria. Loved it. Make sure you’re registered to vote.
— Evan Narcisse (@EvNarc) September 24, 2018
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