In honor of Luca Guadagnino’s latest genre offering, “Bones and All”, we revisit his bold reimagining of a giallo classic, “Suspiria”.
Tremble, tremble. This podcast is back.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
We must be in a reboot mood because we are bringing it back for another remake; this time, it’s Suspiria. Dakota Johnson carries most of the weight as the main character, with Tilda Swinton providing stellar support in a whopping three different roles.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, and offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction, and more!
”Susie goes to Berlin to be part of a dance company, and things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five-Second Summary.
A complete change from Dario Argento’s candy-colored fantasy-like horror film, this version of Suspiria is a much bleaker and politically charged version of Germany.
The colorless background and onset of paranoia of Patricia set the stage for a psychological nightmare. It’s only made worse by the torture and gut-wrenching horrors inflicted upon the characters.
This version takes the movie on a different path from its source material. Plus, there is no room made of razor wire, in case you were wondering.
Make sure to check out Suspiria before tuning in, so you aren’t spoiled like a dancer who might be working for a coven of witches. Then push play and get the straight brew on this reinterpretation of Argento’s finest.
Suspiria is streaming on Amazon Prime.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Tonight, you will Scream and find out who the ghost-faced killer really is. Until the next Scream reboot. Or sequel. Or requel. Still unclear as to what a requel is. Is this series a requel? Are we a requel? We are too old for this shit.
CHRISTINE (EPISODE 237)
A new Ghostface is back to torture the community. Series favorites Sidney, Gale, and Dewey are also back. But along with them, we have a whole new cast set to love.
We follow our first cold-opening survivor, Tara (Jenna Ortega, who recently dazzled in Tim Burton’s Wednesday), as her sister joins to try to figure out who is targeting her family and friends. Is it the lover? The movie nerd friend? The devoted best friend? The sister who comes to ‘help’? Or has Deputy Dewey or one of our regulars finally snapped? Only one way to find out.
Scream 2022 is streaming on Prime.