One of the fun things about remakes/reboots is that little nods to the original can be made in clever and interesting ways. For example, in Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, there’s a clothing store in the mall called Gaylen Ross, which is the name of the actress who played Fran in Romero’s original. Or how about Chris Sarandon’s cameo in Fright Night? The point is that even though some remakes may not satisfy the critics, it’s obvious that a lot were made with love for the original.
The Suspiria remake is one that is drawing a lot of attention and criticism, thanks to the fact that the original is regarded as one of the best in the genre. But until it’s out and we can all give it a fair shot, I think it’s fair to say that all expectations, both positive and negative, be put on hold. That being said, some cool news has come from the mouth of Jessica Harper, who played Suzy Bannion in the original film!
Harper posted on her Facebook that she was in Berlin to do a cameo for the Suspiria remake. What that role is and how extensive it will be is uncertain but it’s still great to see Harper make an appearance in this film!
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Suspiria is written by David Kajganich, who adapts the “remake” from Argento and Daria Nicolodi’s original script, and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi are producers on the title while James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante, and Carlo Antonelli exec produce.
Amazon Studios picked up the project last year for worldwide distribution rights and is financing production.
Argento’s original, which was laden with the supernatural, witches, and a lot of blood, marked the beginning of the director’s “Three Mothers” trilogy, which was followed by Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007).
Suspiria is based on a young American ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.