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Suspiria remake to begin shooting in September

Apr. 10, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Rumors of a SUSPIRIA remake have been circulating for at least five years now.  Director David Gordon Green (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) has been trying to get it off the ground since 2009.  Today comes official word that production on the remake of Dario Argento's 1977 classic will begin this September.

The original SUSPIRIA centers on Suzie, a bright and ambitious American student who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a fellow student is brutally murdered and several other cruel and strange homicides disrupt the once quiet life on campus, Suzie realizes that the academy may be a front for a more menacing organization.

I am a huge Argento fan and would love to see the quality of his current work match his output from the seventies.  I am sure there are many fans out there crying foul of this news.  I used to feel the same way, but I am beginning to have hope for this project.  If Green can direct a film that is cinematically daring as the original while still retaining the core story, at the very least it would open up the audience to seek out the original. 

Crime Scene Pictures will be producing the film.  They are predominantly known for producing reality television, which is always a big red flag.  But David Gordon Green has made some good movies so far.  I will keep my hopes tempered for now and see what happens.

What do you think about a SUSPIRIA remake finally moving in front of cameras?

Extra Tidbit: Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky were rumored to be remaking SUSPIRIA a few years ago. It turned out to be another ballerina horror movie instead.

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1:26PM on 04/11/2012

NO! WHY?

Why on Earth would they remake a beloved classic? There's no need to do it! Horror fans love Suspiria and its remembered by fans as a masterpiece of creepy and yet hilarious cinema. Suspiria is a great example of how to do a horror movie. It gets really creepy and gross for a while and then something absolutely absurd happens; and you love it! Why would they ruin it by trying to do a remake? Nothing can match it or top it; don't bother.
Why on Earth would they remake a beloved classic? There's no need to do it! Horror fans love Suspiria and its remembered by fans as a masterpiece of creepy and yet hilarious cinema. Suspiria is a great example of how to do a horror movie. It gets really creepy and gross for a while and then something absolutely absurd happens; and you love it! Why would they ruin it by trying to do a remake? Nothing can match it or top it; don't bother.
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9:33PM on 04/10/2012
Oh For the Love of God! Why? Why? Why? And WHY???
Oh For the Love of God! Why? Why? Why? And WHY???
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6:28PM on 04/10/2012
Another sad thing is that this remake won't have the awesome Goblins' soundtrack.
Another sad thing is that this remake won't have the awesome Goblins' soundtrack.
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5:58PM on 04/10/2012

In my personal opinion...

I think all horror films have room for improvement... only few ever succeed. I think in recent years, while some of them may have been fun, they were ultimately disappointing. I've got my fingers crossed, but being Argento's masterpiece, it's likely not to lave up. The more iconic the film, it seems like the worse the remake. I really do love the original, but I do feel like under the right direction and with a strong cast, this is one film that could live up to it's predecessor. In the
I think all horror films have room for improvement... only few ever succeed. I think in recent years, while some of them may have been fun, they were ultimately disappointing. I've got my fingers crossed, but being Argento's masterpiece, it's likely not to lave up. The more iconic the film, it seems like the worse the remake. I really do love the original, but I do feel like under the right direction and with a strong cast, this is one film that could live up to it's predecessor. In the sense that "The Hills Have Eyes," or "The Last House On The Left" lived up to Craven's originals. "Nightmare," however, was a disaster in so many aspects.
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2:04AM on 04/11/2012
The Shining: one example of a horror film that needs no improvement.
The Shining: one example of a horror film that needs no improvement.
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5:26PM on 04/10/2012

could be good....could be bad

I will wait to see who is cast, does the music, and where it will be shot. I love the original but I have to confess that it does look severly aged. However, that does not mean that a remake is at all necessary. I will reserve my final judgement until more news comes out.
I will wait to see who is cast, does the music, and where it will be shot. I love the original but I have to confess that it does look severly aged. However, that does not mean that a remake is at all necessary. I will reserve my final judgement until more news comes out.
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4:40PM on 04/10/2012
I remember when DGG directing Suspiria made it a lock to be one of the most artistically brilliant films out there. A "Your Highness" and "Sitter" later I'm extremely skeptical.
I remember when DGG directing Suspiria made it a lock to be one of the most artistically brilliant films out there. A "Your Highness" and "Sitter" later I'm extremely skeptical.
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4:17PM on 04/10/2012
'Suspiria' is my favorite horror film of all time, so I'm immediately opposed to the idea of a remake. I've heard they have the rights to Goblin's score, so that is at least something that a current remake gets right. I'll see it, but I'm not too thrilled on the idea.
'Suspiria' is my favorite horror film of all time, so I'm immediately opposed to the idea of a remake. I've heard they have the rights to Goblin's score, so that is at least something that a current remake gets right. I'll see it, but I'm not too thrilled on the idea.
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