Suspiria clip reveals something very creepy under the floor
Remake of Dario Argento's horror classic is released Oct. 26
In director Luca Guadagnino’s new version of Suspiria (out Oct. 26), Dakota Johnson plays Susie Bannion, a young woman who travels from Ohio to attend a prestigious dance academy in Berlin run by witches. The role required Johnson to undertake a lengthy training program so that she could convincingly portray a dance student.
“About five months before we started filming, I was shooting the last Fifty Shades film in Vancouver, and a dancer came to train me there,” explains the actress. “We trained for about a month, and then we decided to actually go in a different direction with the choreography, and so I stopped working with that trainer and started working with Damien Jalet who was the choreographer of all the dances in the film. He’s just so brilliant, and so creative, and I went to Italy, and for about three weeks we trained there, like, eight hours a day, intensively learned all the choreography. Then I went on a press tour, and then one of the dancers came to train me in New York. Then, while we were shooting, I would work with dancers on the weekends and after work for an hour or two, just because there were a lot of different dances scenes that Susie has that the other girls did not have. There was a lot of stuff to learn — and then it was maintaining this muscle strength.”
You can get a taste of the film’s choreography — and its horror — by watching the just-released clip from Suspiria, above.