I personally couldn’t agree more. While Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria has been one of the year’s more divisive films, I found it to be a mostly inept, stupid and tedious piece of filmmaking and you can read my review here. And it seems that I’m in good company. The original’s director Dario Argento recently took part in a chat with Radio Rai 1’s ‘Un Giorno da Pecora’, wherein he revealed:
“It did not excite me, it betrayed the spirit of the original film: there is no fear, there is no music. The film has not satisfied me so much.”
Hear Hear! And something else of interest came up in the interview, Argento also revealing that he’s working on a new movie, and that he’s soon meeting with the writers to discuss the project. He noted that the title originally chosen for the film was one that he did not approve of, so it currently doesn’t have one.
Of course we should maybe not get too excited. The quality of Argento’s output has diminished greatly in recent years, and his last attempt to get a movie off the ground, The Sandman which was intended to star Iggy Pop, wasn’t successful. But us fans are still hopeful that he has one more film in him that could recapture the glory days.