Excerpt: In form and style, “Suspiria” is distinctly its own beast, one that unsettles, sears into the recesses, and leaves one staggering out of the cinema two and a half hours later in a daze but ready to unpack all of it post-haste.
Excerpt: In horror history, there are a handful of films that can lay claim to being massively influential and a handful that elevated the medium to the level of art. Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece “Suspiria” was one of the latter. Going into the 2018 version of the film of the same name is fraught with peril. Can it compare? Should it compare? Knowing the intention behind the director’s vision is as important to that assessment of the film as is knowing the original.
Excerpt: For all the bizarre art-house horror qualities that will no doubt earn this film the high-water achievement of an “F” Cinemascore, Guadagnino doesn’t shy away from the grindhouse sensibilities of auteurs from the 70s.