Hooray! Strike up the band! Bust out your favorite dance moves and pay homage to Rerun from What’s Happening! The word on the sewer-ridden street is that the upcoming planned remake of Suspiria might be in some serious legal trouble.
(start People’s Court music)
Director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) said in an interview with Collider that “Suspiria is caught up in legal crap, so who knows what will ever happen with that.” He also goes on to say that he feels like this remake could fall into the “I’d like to make that movie, but it may never happen” category.
(end People’s Court music)
I hold Dario Argento’s 1977 classic in high regard. Sure, the story is a bit ridiculous. But it’s a visual masterpiece. And has a soundtrack that perfectly fits that visual masterpiece. So, in my mind, this remake should die now. Leave it alone. I had a discussion last night with my podcast friends about whether or not Re-Animator should ever be remade and the more I think about it, it should definitely be left alone too. I’m tired of remakes. I really am. And I’m sorry, but to make the taste in my mouth more sour, we have a director (David Gordon Green) who has never done a horror movie before and instead has given us The Sitter and Your Highness. So please let this remake of Suspiria die, and let’s all go home and pop in our DVD (how the hell does this movie not have a proper Blu-Ray release btw?) and enjoy seeing a blind man get murdered by his dog.