Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★★

A worthy (and likely superior) adaptation of Argento's rightly-remembered classic, positively oozing frightful tension and demonic unease. Guadagnino proves more than adept at updating the film, his classical talents heightened by an ingenious editing style and truly terrifying soundtrack. The audacious length is justified by the 6 act and epilogue opening title-card, a delightful statement of purpose. While the screenplay frequently threatens to be upended by its own sprawling diversions, the amazing final act and epilogue are unexpectedly redemptive and endearing. Even better upon rewatch, Dakota Johnson's performance takes on added significance once the viewer knows the resolution of her character. The finest film of 2018 and one of the most accomplished and thoughtful horror remakes ever.

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