Suspiria

Suspiria ★★★★★

2018’s Suspiria is one of the best horror remakes I’ve seen. It’s not perfect, there are a few questionable character choices, some strange edits, and one music choice I didn’t like. But the entire 2 hour and 33 minute run time just flies by.

Dakota Johnson gives a wonderful, powerful performance, proving that (like Robbert Pattinson) she shouldn’t be remembered as “the girl from those awful movies”. She’s far better than that. 

Tilda Swinton plays three characters, and she’s excellent. The story of the old man tied up in this horrific circumstance is engaging, and the end of his arc truly is heartbreaking. 

The music is fantastic (save one choice), the dance choreography is mesmerising, and the director’s choice to adapt their own aesthetic for the movie pays off, especially because it doesn’t feel like a movie desperately trying to mimic its original. 

I highly recommend Suspiria. It’s engrossing, thematically rich, visually striking, and I think it’s better than the 1977 original.