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The dance is born anew in a first 'Suspiria' clip

From Amazon Studios and the director of “Call Me By Your Name” comes a film that asks, “Are you prepared to give your soul to the dance?” A reimagining of Dario Argento’s horror classic, the new “Suspiria” is on its way to theaters soon. A first clip from the Luca Guadagnino film is now online and you can check it out in the player above.

When young American dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, she stuns the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), with her raw talent. When Susie vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga (Elena Fokina), the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horrific discoveries await.

Released to theaters in 1976, the original “Suspiria” was co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi and is very loosely based on Thomas De Quincey’s 19th century essay “Suspiria de Profundis” (“Sighs from the Depths”). In honor of the 40th anniversary of “Suspiria,” the original film received a 4K restoration last year and is now available for home viewing via Synapse Films.

The new “Suspiria” also stars Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper and Sylvie Testud. Although the film’s wide release is still set for November 2, 2018, audiences in New York and Los Angeles will be able to attend early screenings beginning October 26.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.