First Look: Tilda Swinton Masters the Scary Stare Down in Poster for Horror Film 'Suspiria'
Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is set to star in the forthcoming remake of the 1977 horror film, Suspiria. She takes on the role of Madame Blanc, the director of a dance academy in Berlin, Germany.
Check out the chilling poster featuring Swinton, released just yesterday (August 29):
Let's just say, we feel very sorry for whoever's on the end of that icy glare.
If you're not familiar with the original film, the story revolves around a famous German dance academy. When an American ballerina moves overseas to train with the best of the best, she soon realizes the company is a cover for supernatural goings-on.
The original Suspiria is the first of three films that also include 1980's Inferno and 2007's The Mother of Tears. The trilogy, co-written by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and directed by Argento, is referred to as "The Three Mothers."
Mothers are meant to be caretakers, but we're not really getting a nurturing vibe from Swinton's expression in the poster. And a caption that reads ominously, "Let mother take care of you," isn't making us warm up to Madame Blanc.
If you think the poster's intense, just wait until you see the trailer:
The remake, which will release later this year, is also set in Germany, with Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) starring as the prima ballerina-to-be, Susie Bannion. When a few students go missing, Susie begins to suspect something's up with her new school. She isn't left to wonder alone, though. She makes a new friend, Sara (Mia Goth), and the two young women find another ally in the form of psychiatrist Dr. Jozef Kemperer (Lutz Ebersdorf).
If you haven't seen the original, here's a peek at its just as eerie trailer:
Suspiria, which hits theaters on November 2, is written by David Kajganich and directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Okay, can we agree that both these films look very freaky indeed?