Suspiria Running Time, Suspiria Venice, Dakota Johnson

(Courtesy of Amazon Studios)

Before the theatrical release date, Amazon Studios and K Period Media has announced the full running time for Suspiria, starring Dakota Johnson. Based on the cult masterpiece from Dario Argento, the star-studded cast includes Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, and marks the return of the original starlet, Jessica Harper.

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’re excited for Suspiria:

5) More Dakota!

According to Indiewire, the official Suspiria Twitter account has confirmed Guadagnino’s version will run 152 minutes. This cut is nearly a full hour longer than Argento’s 98-minute original. No bathroom breaks for this critic! Tell you what, I’m a huge fan of Dakota Johnson and I can’t wait to see her performance!

4) A Different Take!

The runtime does suggest this horror movie is going to be a wildly different approach to pacing and tone. The film’s runtime also eclipses Guadagnino’s previous film, which was 132 minute.

2) Solve The Mystery Of Chloë Grace Moretz!

I hope with that running time, we’ll find out who is Patricia Hingle! Actress Chloë Grace Moretz was tight-lipped about her character, Patricia Hingle,  in the movie but she did reveal, “I speak German mainly in the movie. So you won’t recognize me very well. I seem like a different person and I sound like a different person.”

3) Here Comes Venice!

As we previously mentioned, The Venice Film Festival has released its 2018 lineup of Oscar-bound flicks. In competition, Suspiria takes part as one of new entries that will vie for the Golden Lion at the Italian festival. Distributor Amazon will also be showing director Mike Leigh’s historical drama Peterloo.

1) Have you seen the trailer?!?

Suspiria arrives in theaters on November 2nd, 2018. The Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 8.

By Jorge Solis

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