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.
Principal photography began in Varese, Italy on October 31, 2016, and was completed in Berlin on March 10, 2017. Additional filming had taken place at the Palazzo Estense in December 2016. The Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori in Varese served as the primary shooting location, serving as the Markos Dance Academy. Like its predecessor, Suspiria was shot on 35mm film stock.
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The film's title is inconspicuously announced at the end of the opening credits, appearing in the mise-en-scène on an overhead sign Susie walks beneath in the U-Bahn station.
English, German, French
€421,216 (Italy) (6 January 2018)
$2,474,044 (USA) (16 December 2018)