R | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Jessica Harper, who played Suzy in the original Suspiria (1977), appears late in the film as Dr. Klemperer's wife Anke. In an interview with her and screenwriter David Kajganich at the film's Fantastic Fest premiere in Austin, TX, Kajganich revealed he and director Luca Guadagnino thought Anke would be the best character for Harper to play, Guadagnino contacted her and proposed the idea to her, which she immediately agreed to - and then she immediately contacted the Berlitz School to learn and practice German for her scenes, as she had lied to Guadagnino about speaking the language. For Harper, the hardest thing to do was get the dialect right while walking backward.
Dr. Josef Klemperer:
Love and manipulation, they share houses very often. They are frequent bedfellows.
When Dr Klemperer is escorted out of the building after the big horror scene, they walk on the Western site of the Berlin Wall, and the other (Eastern) site is all darkness. In reality in 1977, all-night floodlights would have been blazing...
The opening logos for Amazon Studios and K Period Media are animated sketches that fade into the dull white background for the opening titles.
English, German, French
€421,216 (Italy) (6 January 2018)
$2,474,044 (USA) (16 December 2018)