Dario Argento, director of the original Suspiria film, is not happy with the recent remake made by Luca Guadagnino.

Argento’s 1977 original, co-written by himself and Daria Nicolodi, received critical acclaim for its visual and stylistic flair and remains his most successful feature film to date.

Last year fellow Italian director Guadagnino recruited Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz and more for a high profile remake which also had Radiohead’s Thom Yorke compose the score. Despite its commercial success and expectations of an Oscars nod, Argento remains disappointed with the result.

In a new interview with Un Giorno de Pecorca, the 78-year-old director said the remake failed to “excite” him and went as far as describing Guadagnino’s efforts acted more as a “betrayol“.

When asked directly about the new film, Argento said: “It did not exite me, it betrayed the spirit of the original film: there is no fear, there is no music. The film has not satisfied me so much.”

Detailing further, Argento added that the remake was a “refined film, like Guadagnino” who he merely described as “a fine person”. Argento also added that Guadagnino’s set design made “beautiful tables, beautiful curtain, beautiful dishes, all beautiful.”

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