Fans of Dario Argento’s seminal film Suspiria have been dreading (and not in a good way) the inevitable remake ever since it was first announced last April while Horror Freaks unfamiliar with the Giallo subgenre are probably scratching their heads over it all. But whether we like it or not, the film continues moving towards its projected 2017 theatrical release.
EW dropped a bit of news that may cheer up Suspiria purists: The film’s lead will be returning for some sort of cameo:
Amazon Studios has confirmed that actress Jessica Harper will appear in the company’s remake of Suspiria, which started shooting Monday in Italy. Harper was the star of Dario Argento’s original 1977 film, one of the most beloved and influential horror movies of all-time.
The new version of Suspiria is directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) and stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth. According to the official log line, the film concerns Susie Bannion, a young American woman who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in 1977, arriving just as one of its members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.
In the original Suspiria: Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.