A few unlucky ballet dancers discover their world-renowned dance company might actually be a front for a coven of witches in the new trailer for "Suspiria," a remake of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic.
"At the beginning she gave me things. Perfect balance, perfect sleep," Moretz's disturbed dancer tells her psychotherapist at the top of the video. "She wants to get inside of me, I can feel her. She can see me. There's more in that building than what you can see, doctor."
"You are living with dangerous people," he tells her. "Three mothers, three gods, three devils. Darkness, tears and sighs."
This is a direct reference to Argento's "Three Mothers" trilogy, a series of films involving powerful witches which included the original "Suspiria." Darkness is Mother Tenenbrarum, Tears is Mother Lachrymarum and Sighs is Mother Suspiriorum. The latter is the only one who appeared in the OG film.
It appears Johnson's character might be getting drawn to the dark side in the sneak peek, as her roommate accuses her of "making some kind of deal with them" at one point.
From there, it's dancing, shots of monstrous apparitions and one particularly troubling shot of a woman's jaw becoming unhinged as she flails around a studio.
"A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf)," reads the film's official synopsis. "Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up."
The big question we still have: Who is Lutz Ebersdorf? When the old man first showed up on set, paparazzi agencies said he was actually Tilda Swinton under heavy prosthetics. This trailer tries to convince us otherwise by giving him a title card. It's worth noting that "Suspiria" is his one and only film credit.
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