Amazon has released a trailer for its upcoming horror film Suspiria, a new spin on Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic. The trailer is entirely absent of dialogue and instead offers snipits of intense facial expressions, suggestive cigarette puffs and unsettling body movements set over dramatic music. This style is a departure from the excessively gory footage revealed by Amazon at CinemaCon last month. The trailer merely hints at the extreme violence featured in the movie by showcasing quick shots of women in pain and what appears to be a human rib at the end.
The film will be set at an elite dance studio in Europe with a proclivity for murder. The trailer suggests a volatile relationship between Dakota Johnson as the American dancer and Tilda Swinton as the severe instructor who are both featured heavily. Other notable members of the cast and crew include actors Chloe Grace Moretz and Mia Goth as well as Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who will be creating an original score for the film.
Directed by Luca Guadagnino, it appears that this version will take a grim perspective in comparison with Argento’s original film, which featured a more flamboyant style. Instead, this version appears to prefer a darker mood. You might think this would suggest a toned-down version of the film, but if the facial expressions weren’t enough, the tensely dramatic score over the trailer should make it clear that this film will be anything but mellow. It seems that Guadagnino wants to create a dark tone to match what is sure to be an intensely gruesome film to be released November 2nd.