It's an indisputable horror classic, and one of the scariest gosh darn movies you'll ever see. So, naturally, when the decision came to remake Dario Argento's iconic "Suspiria," they went to the guy best known for Southern coming-of-age stories?
"No, it doesn't make a lick of sense," David Gordon Green laughed with MTV News, revealing that he's already written and hopes to direct a new version of the 1977 film. "But it's wicked. I love it, plot holes and everything.
"'Suspiria' is a classic for me," he continued. "I want to be scared. I want to be afraid."
No genre has been more maligned in recent years than horror, particularly its seemingly ubiquitous off-shoot, the "torture porn," of which "Suspiria" is surely a distant progenitor. The film, about an American student abroad in Germany who discovers that the dancing school she attends is actually home to a coven of Satanic witches, contains one of the most violent on-screen murders in film history – a grisly end Eli Roth on his best day couldn't match for shock value.
But put it in the hands of an artist like Green and it suddenly becomes "some classy shiat," the director enthused.
"It's an opportunity to take all artistic excellence and be inspired by what was a low budget Italian 70's gore movie," he said. "Where the art world meets the violent and supernatural.
"I would love to get every geek that loves torture porn and every old lady in line to see ‘Phantom of the Opera' to come and have this insane experience."
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