Those of us without those sweet, sweet Hollywood connections haven’t seen the smokin’-hotly anticipated remake of 1977’s Suspiria yet. But we know the film appears to provoke, ah, let’s call them “extreme” reactions from its audiences.
Famously, a clip from the new Suspiria almost induced mass vomiting at CinemaCon back in April. More recently, BD reports Quentin Tarantino had an equally encouraging but far more sentimental reaction.
“We’ve been friends since our jury duty at the Venice Film Festival. I was nervous but eager to hear his advice,” director Luca Guadagnino tells IndieWire, regarding his relationship with the indie icon. “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.”
So a movie that almost made a room full of normal people puke made Quentin Tarantino cry with joy. Maybe that raises some troubling questions about Tarantino, but more importantly, it reflects extremely well on Guadagnino’s Suspiria, hitting theaters in November.
Guadagnino continues, “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.”
While we’ve all gotta wait until the fall to see the new Suspiria, anybody who wants to can watch the original whenever they feel like it for free Right Here via your buddies at Midnight Pulp.
Fair warning: While the promotion for the new Suspiria frames it as a film in the spirit of Black Swan, I’d say ballerinas are really the only thing the two films have in common. They’re not even really in the same genre. Like most of Darren Aronofsky’s work, Black Swan is a psychological drama with a few horror elements. Suspiria is straight-up, grade-A, horror.