Nick Guerra’s review published on Letterboxd:
Give your soul to the dance.
Every bone crunch. Every drop of blood. Every hip thrust and body thrown. This is a purely hypnotic, aggressive, grimy and blood fueled nightmare from beginning to end. The film completely ends this disbelief that a remake can’t be anything more than the original. Recreating from the ground up and establishing something even the classic can’t touch, which I say with so much confidence.
Completely engrossing, with terrifying spectacle and allure all at once. There were moments I wanted to shrivel into a ball and dare look at the screen and there were moments I wanted to get up in the middle of my theater and start applauding; looking at you Volk sequence. So I say, this is definitely not for the faint of heart as much as it is a thing of beauty for film and the genre of horror itself.
Being a massive fan of the original, I’ve waited so long for this. For what felt like years. So I’m completely enamored to say Lucas Guadagninos Suspiria is something of rarity. A much appreciated and completely welcome reimagining of Dario Argentos classic. No other film will come close to beating it for me this for this year.
This is a masterpiece. A darkly hypnotizing two and a half hour masterpiece.
P.S. Thom Yorkes Score is out of this world good. One of the best, if not the best, this year. Even more enhanced when heard in Cinemas with quality speakers.