Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★★

The color palette. Cold. Grey, light browns, and desaturated reds painted the true soul of this film. 

From the first act, to the epilogue, I was utterly transfixed by the horror. Suspiria embodies the true definition of a re-imagined horror classic. It takes the original and makes it fresh. The themes. The horror. Nothing felt forced. It was completely fluid, similar to the streams of red that stained those floors. 

I found myself transfixed by the cinematography. Lost in every subtle camera movement. From a quick zoom, to a slight pan, to a reversed reveal, I was completely lost. 

And the music. My gosh, the music. 

Guadagnino’s Suspiria most definitely lives up to being the new vessel of the Argento classic. And I’m happy to see Dakotah Johnson has life after Christian Grey.