Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s very R-rated remake of the iconic horror film “Suspiria” is one of the most anticipated films of the second half of 2018 and is set to make its debut on the Fall film festival circuit in a few weeks.
Daria Argento’s original 1977 classic ran 98 minutes, a fairly standard length for horror films which remains in place today with many clocking in under two hours. Guadagnino’s version, which we already know looks strikingly different from its predecessor judging by the first trailer, is not obeying any such guidelines though.
Bloody Disgusting reports that the film’s runtime has been revealed at a whopping 152 minutes – a full two-and-a-half hours. That’s not only considerably longer than the original, it beats out Guadagnino’s Oscar-nominated previous film “Call Me By Your Name” by a full twenty minutes.
Dakota Johnson stars as an American dancer who joins a world-renowned dance company and comes face to face with dark magic. Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper, and Angela Winkler also star.
The film has been rated R for disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity. First reviews are expected late next month following the film’s world premiere. It is slated to hit cinemas November 2nd.
The news hits as experimental musicians Goblin, who did the famed score of the original film, will be doing a North American tour that will see them playing that score live to screenings of the Argento original this Fall. tour will begin October 28th in Baltimore, with details on their Facebook page.