(Courtesy of Amazon Studios)
Before its highly anticipated theatrical release date, Amazon Studios and K Period Media have released the terrifying teaser trailer from Suspiria. Based on the cult masterpiece from Dario Argento, the cast includes Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, and marks the return of the original starlet, Jessica Harper.
As we previously mentioned, darkness has been building at the center of a world-renowned dance company. Its artistic director (Swinton), a young American new to the troupe named Susie Bannion (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf) become entangled in director Luca Guadagnino’s bloody nightmare.
Here are 5 reasons why we love the teaser trailer to Suspiria:
5) Living In A Nightmare!?!
I think it’s interesting that the first thing we see is Dakota Johnson standing in front of a message board. Notice how the letters of the alphabet are jumbled together. You can’t read when you’re dreaming! Are we living in Susie’s nightmare?!?
4) No Dialogue!
Though we don’t hear the dialogue spoken from David Kajganich’s screenplay, it’s amazing how the footage is able to present a story without any. The dialogue-free trailer presents a tension-filled ambiance, building from one horrific image to another.
3) Woman Vs. Woman!
At the one minute mark, notice how Madame Blanc (Swinton) creepily stares at Susie (Johnson), who sits at the other end of the table. Does the director of the dance company feel threatened by the young ingénue? Does Blanc see Susie not as her protege, but as competition?
I know she has been in other movies like The 5th Wave, but I haven’t seen Chloë Grace Moretz since Kick-Ass! For me, it’s surprising to see her covered in mud and looking homeless. I’m interested in seeing how her character fits into the narrative.
1) The Creepy Music!
I really hope the creepy music in the trailer is from composer Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead! Notice how the composition of synth and electronic sounds climaxes to screeching violin strings. I’m getting the here jeebies just talking about the eerie track!
Suspiria arrives in theaters on November 2nd, 2018.