First footage from Suspiria remake shocks CinemaCon audience

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Horror remakes that fail to live up to their predecessors is an all too common occurrence in Hollywood, with many even failing to elicit so much as a chill. One highly-discussed film is the upcoming SUSPIRIA remake from Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME), and the movie screened its first, grisly footage at CinemaCon in front of a horrified audience. If word is to be believed, this movie may deliver on everything we’re expecting it to (i.e. gruesome, horrific violence).

Guadagnino and star Dakota Johnson were on hand to screen the footage as part of the Amazon Studios presentation, and needless to say, the audience was not at all prepared for what they saw. In the footage, Johnson is dancing in a ballet studio as her instructor, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) stands nearby. Unbeknownst to them, another woman is in a room of mirrors being tossed and thrown around, matching Johnson’s movements like a voodoo doll. As Johnson swings her arms and moves around, the poor woman is having her arms snapped and body cracked in all sorts of ways it shouldn’t.


Those in attendance quickly took to social media to describe what they saw, and all of them hinted at something truly graphic and haunting.


The footage was also met with the release of the movie’s first teaser poster which is, um, not as cool as the footage. Still, that first glimpse at the movie sounds extremely gruesome, which is something fans of the Dario Argento original are probably hoping for. As much as I like horror movies I have trouble with the kind of bone-cracking violence in these kinds of movies, so it sounds like my popcorn bag will have to double as a vomit container. If that was your mission, Guadagnino, then I salute you.

Source: CinemaCon, Twitter

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