We’ve been rumors of a Suspiria remake for years. At one point, it looked as if the project was actually going to happen, but things fell through at the last minute. Now we find ourselves in 2015, and the rumor-mill is churning once again. This time it’s a bit different, though. Luca Guadagnino, the director associated with the remake, has gone on record to confirm its existence.

In a recent interview with Empire – Guadagnino had the following to say:

“[My version] is going to be set in Berlin in 1977. It’s going to be about the mother and the concept of motherhood and about the uncompromising force of motherhood. It’s going to be about finding your inner voice – the title is very evocative on these grounds.”

“[It will be] very different. The movie by Dario Argento was maybe a child of its own times. It’s very delicate; almost childish. I have a very strong interest in German literature and film, so I think [my] Suspiria will have to focus very strongly on that moment in history, in 1977, when Germany was divided and a new generation was claiming and asking to recognise the debt of guilt that forged the new Germany after the war against the fathers who wanted to deny the responsibility.”


Full disclosure; I have no fucking clue what that means, but it certainly seems as if the Suspiria remake will be markedly different from the original. That, of course, begs the question… why not just make it a different movie? Time will tell how this all plays out, but having a seasoned Italian director behind the lens can’t be too bad.

Poster Credit: Moscati Castro

Poster Credit: Moscati Castro