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Suspiria Remake Cast: Who’s Who in the 2018 Horror Film

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Suspiria Remake Cast
Suspiria Remake Cast

Suspiria Remake Cast: Suspiria is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino and inspired by Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian film of the same name. Dakota Johnson stars as an American dancer who enrolls at an elite dance academy in Berlin only to find that it is run by an underground coven of witches.

Tilda Swinton appears as three distinct roles – Tilda Swinton playing lead choreographer for the academy; psychotherapist (played by male psychotherapist), coven leader – in her three different roles. Mia Goth, Elena Fokina Chloe Grace Moretz Angela Winkler Ingrid Caven Sylvie Testud Renee Soutendijk also makes appearances in this version.

Dakota Johnson portrays Susie Bannion / Mother Suspiriorum

Dakota Johnson portrays Susie Bannion / Mother Suspiriorum

Dakota Johnson is best-known for her portrayal of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, although she has also appeared in films such as The Social Network, Black Mass, How to Be Single and Bad Times at the El Royale. In Suspiria, she plays Susie Bannion from Ohio who auditions and joins Berlin’s Markos Dance Academy where Madame Blanc (Swinton), its artistic director, soon becomes her mentor and becomes more impressed by Susie’s talent and intuition than she anticipated.

However, she begins experiencing disturbing visions and nightmares and finds out that the academy is hiding a dark secret. Soon she realizes she may be the reincarnation of one of the Three Mothers; ancient witches known to dominate darkness.

Tilda Swinton stars as Madame Blanc, Mother Helena Markos and Dr. Josef Klemperer respectively in this play.

Tilda Swinton is an Academy Award-winning actress who has collaborated with director Luca Guadagnino on multiple movies such as I Am Love, A Bigger Splash and Call Me by Your Name. She has become well-known for her diverse and captivating performances in films like Orlando, The Chronicles of Narnia, Michael Clayton, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange and Okja.

Suspiria gives her three distinct roles to portray

Suspiria gives her three distinct roles to portray

Madame Blanc, Mother Helena Markos, and Dr. Josef Klemperer. Madame Blanc is the artistic director for Markos Dance Academy and powerful witch who leads its coven; she takes an interest in Susie to groom her as her successor. Mother Helena Markos is the founder of the Academy and oldest living witch.

She claims to be Mother Suspiriorum and demands sacrifices from other witches in order to extend her life. Dr. Josef Klemperer (portrayed by Swinton), was initially introduced as Patricia (Moretz). Patricia then revealed the truth about witches at her former academy – prompting Klemperer to investigate it further and rescue Susie from its clutches. Klemperer is known in this role by its full name of Lutz Ebersdorf.

Mia Goth, an English actress and model, first made her debut in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. Since then she has featured in films like Everest, A Cure for Wellness, High Life and Emma as well as playing Sara Simms from Suspiria; an acquaintance and roommate of Susie at the academy who becomes suspicious of its activities after witnessing some strange occurrences at school; initially dismissive of Patricia’s claims about witches but eventually becomes involved herself with uncovering its secrets with help from Dr Klemperer only to become trapped herself by them all!

Elena Fokina as Olga Ivanova

Elena Fokina as Olga Ivanova

Elena Fokina, a Russian dancer and actress, makes her film debut in Suspiria as Olga Ivanova – another student at the academy who is close with Patricia and Sara; after Patricia goes missing she becomes angry with Madame Blanc and accuses her of witchcraft; storming out of rehearsal only to be trapped in an invisible force whose movements mirror Susie’s dance movements, contorting and mauling her horribly until finally being brutally disfigured and maimed by it.

Chloe Grace Moretz plays Patricia Hingle

Chloe Grace Moretz plays Patricia Hingle

Chloe Grace Moretz, known by many as Chloe Moretz, first achieved prominence as a child star in films like Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo and Carrie. Later she made appearances in films such as If I Stay, The Equalizer The 5th Wave and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Moretz portrays Patricia Hingle from Suspiria who becomes paranoid and terrified of witches; confides in Dr Klemperer about her feelings before leaving her diary with him drawings and notes about their coven; eventually being captured and killed by them using body parts from Patricia.

Angela Winkler portrays Miss Tanner

Angela Winkler portrays Miss Tanner

Angela Winkler is a German actress known for appearing in such movies as The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, The Tin Drum, Benny’s Video and Clouds of Sils Maria. In Suspiria she plays Miss Tanner – one of Madame Blanc’s loyal disciples at the academy and one of its matrons responsible for students training and discipline – while helping prepare Susie for ritual.

Ingrid Caven was chosen as Miss Vendegast

Ingrid Caven was chosen as Miss Vendegast

Ingrid Caven is a German actress and singer best known for her roles as Miss Vendegast in Suspiria. In this movie she played one of its matronly figures who supported Mother Markos over Madame Blanc – as one of its oldest members and an advocate of Mother Markos over Madame Blanc.

Sylvie Testud plays Miss Griffith

Sylvie Testud plays Miss Griffith

Sylvie Testud is an award-winning French actress, writer, and director. Her performances can be found in films such as Murderous Maids, Fear and Trembling, La Vie en Rose and Lourdes; for Suspiria she played Miss Griffith, an unhappy matron of an academy who attempts suicide by stabbing herself in the neck; she survived only to be fatally shot by Mother Suspiriorum later.

Renee Soutendijk plays Miss Huller

Renee Soutendijk plays Miss Huller

Renee Soutendijk is a Dutch actress known for appearing in films such as Spetters, The Fourth Man, Eve of Destruction and The Girl With Red Hair. In Suspiria she plays Miss Huller who is one of a few witches who vote for Madame Blanc over Mother Markos.

Jessica Harper as Anke Meier

Jessica Harper as Anke Meier

Jessica Harper is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Suzy Bannion in the original Suspiria. Additionally, she appeared in films like Phantom of the Paradise, Shock Treatment, Pennies from Heaven and Minority Report. In Suspiria she plays Anke Meier – Dr. Klemperer’s wife who disappeared during Nazi rule – who appears in visions to him on ritual night before leading him there; later it turns out she was just an illusion created by Madame Blanc to lure him there.

FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions

Q: What is Suspiria About?

A: Suspiria is a horror film set in Berlin where an academy run by a coven of witches uses its students for sinister ends. Susie Bannion discovers she may be the reincarnation of an ancient witch with potential power to challenge their leader and the coven’s leader, however the plot thickens with more shocking discoveries about Susie being part of this group of evil.

Q: Are the events depicted in Suspiria based on actual incidents?

A: No, Suspiria isn’t based on a true story; rather it draws its inspiration from Dario Argento’s 1977 film of the same name made loosely on Thomas De Quincey’s essay called “Suspiria de Profundis.” De Quincey’s essay contains a section called “Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow”, which introduces the Three Mothers – powerful witches who dominate darkness.

Q: How Does Suspiria End?

A: Suspiria’s story concludes with a bloody ritual where Mother Markos attempts to transfer her essence into Susie; however, when Susie discovers she was really Mother Suspiriorum she kills Mother Markos and most other witches involved with the coven while sparing Madame Blanc who tried to protect her and some students unaware of its activities. Later she visits Dr. Klemperer who witnessed this act and erases his memories of both his wife and the academy telling him it would all come together in one piece so he may finally rest peacefully before leaving him in peace.

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