Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” to open Sitges 2018

Luca Guadagnino's "Suspiria" to open Sitges 2018

Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria (2018) is starting to become the most expected movie of the year, and not only in the genres of horror and mystery. A very well driven marketing campaign and the impressive and dark images and clips that have seen the light are doing their job. That’s why it has a lot of sense that the movie is the chosen one to open Sitges Film Festival this year 2018. Also, one of the stars of the film, Tilda Swinton, will receive the Grand Honorary Award.

Last year it was Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017) the movie who opened the festival and became one of the best-liked titles of the season. The remake of Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria (1977) sounds like the perfect candidate to repeat history. Centered in one of the most prestigious dance academies in the world, the movie follows an ambitious young dancer as she starts to discover the secrets hidden behind the glamour of the company and the owners of the place. A young girl following her dream and it ends up turning into a nightmare. “Tremble, tremble!! The witches are back” reads one of the official posters of the movie. “Give your soul to the dance” reads another. Well, little girl, this is not going to end pretty!

Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Renée Soutendijk, Angela Winkler, Sylvie Testud, Ingrid Caven, Malgorzata Bela and Lutz Ebersdorf have been at the orders of director Luca Guadagnino. David Kajganich, who has also written the screenplay for another upcoming remake, Pet Sematary (2019), has adapted the original texts by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi. Thom Yorke, from Radiohead, has been in charge of composing a very dark and almost scary music score way far from his work in the popular rock band.

Suspiria (2018) has been rated R for disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity, and for some language including sexual references in the USA. That is exactly what us the fans want to see! The movie premieres worldwide this weekend at the Venice Film Festival, and won’t be until November when it hits regular theaters worldwide. Check out the official trailer and “Let mother take care of you”.


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