The classic movie remakes just keep coming in 2018, and at least one of them is rumored to be even better than the original — while also possibly being one of the scariest movies ever made.
Footage from the upcoming Suspiria remake debuted at Las Vegas’ CinemaCon last week, and it’s pretty safe to say that people were not prepared for what they saw. Here’s what the Los Angeles Times‘ Amy Kaufman said on Twitter regarding the scene in question: “Ummm I am traumatized after seeing a scene from Suspiria in which Dakota Johnson controls the body of another woman as she dances. The woman’s body literally cracks in half. She is like, torn apart. Spitting, urinating, bleeding. It’s… A lot.”
Horror fans will certainly like the sound of that insanity, and Kaufman is hardly the only one singing the film’s praises (or rather, its horrors). Jessica Harper, who starred in the 1977 original from director Dario Argento, has seen the entire reboot film and was left very impressed. “I have seen this movie — the most brilliantly scary film I have ever seen,” Harper wrote on her Facebook page, according to Bloody Disgusting. “[Director] Luca [Guadagnino]’s Call Me By Your Name does not prepare you for it, but throws into relief the director’s brilliance and versatility.”
The new version follows the same basic plot of the original, and stars Johnson of Fifty Shades fame as Susie Bannion — an American ballet dancer played by Harper in the original who attends a prestigious dance school in Europe and discovers that it’s an occult den of murderous witches. And apparently in the hands of Guadagnino, fresh off his Best Picture Oscar nomination for Call Me by Your Name, the material has never been more frightening or disturbing.
Suspiria is set to be released sometime this fall.