It’s nothing new for the star of a new film to over-praise it, so I wasn’t too surprised to read that Chloë Grace Moretz, who stars in the controversial Suspiria remake alongside Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, compared the new version to Stanley Kubrick:
“This is a really big statement, but this is the closest to modern Stanley Kubrick I‘ve ever seen. You’re put into a world, which I can only describe it as being like The Shining in a lot of ways, where you’re just encompassed in a filmmaker’s brain and you’re just implanted in there, and there’s nothing like it that you will ever see”.
However, it seems like none other than Quentin Tarantino has also given director Luca Guadagnino’s remake his blessing. Guadagnino recently spoke with the Italian publication ‘La Repubblica’ and revealed he showed his adaptation to Tarantino.
“I showed it to Quentin Tarantino. We’ve been friends since our jury duty at the Venice Film Festival. I was nervous but eager to hear his advice. We saw it at his place and his reaction warmed me. He was enthusiastic about it, in the end, he was crying and hugged me. Because it’s a horror movie but also a melodrama, my goal was to make you look at the horror without being able to take your eyes off the screen because you’re captivated by the characters. Amazon is very happy”.
Well, Tarantino does often know a good movie when he sees one, though I do remember an interview with him I read years ago in which he said that Michele Soavi’s Stagefright was better than all of Dario Argento’s films – I mean yes, Stagefright is rather good but better than Suspiria? Deep Red? Opera? I don’t think so!
We don’t have a UK release date yet though it’s out in the US on November 2, 2018.