‘Suspiria’ Remake Will Make Original’s Scenes ‘Artful,’ Will Include ‘Goblin’ Score

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suspiria remake will be more artful include original score Suspiria Remake Will Make Originals Scenes Artful, Will Include Goblin Score

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) is largely considered to be one of the best horror films of all time, and rightly so. (It was #2 on our “Best Horror Movies You’ve (Probably) Never Seen list.”)  It’s a strange, haunting, and visually beautiful film about, amongst other things, witches and stained glass windows. I know, right? You’re Netflixing this thing already, aren’t you?

As with almost every horror movie I’ve ever loved – Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Halloween – there’s a remake on the way, this time courtesy of writer/director David Gordon Green (Your Highness). Green recently talked about the remake, revealing that he wants to incorporate the famed original score and make scenes from the original “artful.”

Said Green about his take on the remake in an interview with Movie Line:

“I think it’s something that’s very closely inspired by Argento’s original movie, and I think fans of that movie will see that we’re taking those concepts — and in some cases those scenes, and in some cases those exact shots and dialogue — and expanding on it and making it very artful. And hopefully, horrifying.”

Expanding on the original to make it “artful”? Are you freaking kidding me here? Suspiria is considered to be one of the most “artful” horror films ever made. It’s a classic precisely because of how “artful” it is.

Also, color me confused as to why he plans to remake some of the original’s exact scenes, shots, and dialogue, Gus Van Sant-style. Perhaps to pacify the rabid fans? Now, I’m of the opinion that film remakes are a waste of time no matter what, but if they’re going to go to the trouble of making one – what the hell’s the point if they plan to copy the original (if only a little)?

One of the more memorable elements of the original Suspiria is its score as performed by Goblin. Take a listen in the opening scene below:

Apparently, David Gordon Green got the rights to use the score in the remake as well:

“We got the rights to the Goblin score, so we’re going to use that. Steve Jablonsky, who did the score for Your Highness, is incredible. So I would love to see what he would do with the Goblin music. We could start in a very faithful, synthesizer kind of world of music that Goblin does in the original film, and by the end of it turn that score into a huge opera, which would be incredible.”

Honestly, I can’t say that I’ve heard anything of Jablonsky’s that inspires confidence in his ability to craft a score worthy of Goblin’s original. The closest I can think of is the Desperate Housewives theme song, but all of his video game and Michael Bay music has always given me the impression that he’s Hans Zimmer-lite.

As for when the film will start shooting, Green said:

“I’m trying to put it together to shoot in the fall or winter next year. I just finished a new draft of the script. It’s very faithful to the original, although it doesn’t have anything to do with ballet — it’s more of an all-girls boarding school and focuses more on the occult.”

Ah. So that’s how the remake will differ from the original. Instead of taking place at an all-girls dancing school, it’ll take place at an all-girls boarding school. Crisis averted!

For more news about the Suspiria remake, keep your eye on the main page. David Gordon Green’s Your Highness, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, and Natalie Portman, hits theaters April 8th, 2011.

Source: Movie Line

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  1. I can’t see this as turning out to be all that great. The original film was great because it was, well, original. The flick plays like a nightmare you would have with things being muddled, confusing, and vague.
    I think I’ll just try and ignore this remakes existance.

  2. Um… Aronofski already DID a “remake” of Suspiria… It was called
    Black Swan. This guy should stick to action and comedy flicks.

    I mean, are you shi**ing me!?

    • Black Swan was a remake of Suspiria? Really? The only thing remotely similar to the two is the fact that they both involve the ballet. Black Swan was about an unstable woman losing her mind under the pressure of performing her biggest professional dance role in New York. Suspiria is about an amateur ballerina that attends a prestigious dance academy in Europe that turns out to be run by a coven of witches bent on murder. How do you connect the two films?

    • not really……at all…….a remake of suspiria. at all. apparently, you’re shi**ing yourself.

  3. Black swan definitely had strands of argento and suspiria in its dna. I hadnt heard anything on this remake for a year or two, was hoping it weren’t happening anymore :( Id say the original was plenty artful david leave it alone!

  4. I am glad to hear that they will be using the Goblin music because the music and the lighting added into the tacky 70′s decor are waht made this film visually appealing. I liked the plot and can see the appeal of a remake but remakes are beginning to get out of control. I am afraid this was one that should be left alone.

    • remakes have always been sh*t. always will be.

  5. Nooooooooo! Leave this alone…. Leave the music alone… Leave the whole italien, italien/american 70/80 horror genre alone…
    Blasphemi i say, pure unadulterated capitalistic blasphemy… Whats next remake of zombie2, the beyond(aka 7th gateway to hell) or maybe a remake of dellamorte dellamore( cemetary man)…. Blasphemy, unpostroute ( or however you write it) blasphemy…
    Do not, i repeat( though more gently) please do not fu€# with this genre, if people Are not into it, they should not be introduced to it the american style…

    Ahhhrghhhh, who am i kidding, i’ve lost this war already… …lets just hope they treat it with respect…

    And if everybody Are doing remakes, why not do a remake of Phase IV, that would atleast be different (favoritt line of that movie has to be:”counterattack with 100% yellow” i was like… Whaaaaat!?…. Rewind,play;”counterattack with 100% yellow” okay i heard right… …lets continue this acid tripping ant movie which only redeeming quality was the pure beauty of Lynne frederick)
    J

  6. Undoubtedly Argento’s masterpiece. Excellent work on photography.

  7. WHY!! I am now sick to my stomach!! Suspiria was my beautiful nightmare growing up…so pure & original!! I am almost certain this will be another bubble gum teen horror flick!! I don’t even want to think about how they will butcher the music!!

  8. I think CGI would be totally tubular, to infinity and beyond…

    I waited so long to see this, finally bought it. The ONLY beef I have with it was the end, really? the witch of all witches done in that easily?
    Were I re doing the original, I’d leave everything as is, then add a much more over the top satanic ritual and make it MUCH harder to defeat Helena.
    Suspiria is so freaking cool just as it is & the theme is just about the creepiest theme there is.