Dario Argento doubles down on Suspiria dragging, 5 (3) folk horror recs

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In January, Dario made it clear he was not feeling the Suspiria remake and said it didn't capture the spirit of the original film. In a new interview, he doubles down and praises other recent movies.

“To me, the remake of Suspiria doesn’t look like a well-realized project. It lacks fear, music, tension, and scenic creativity,” he told Interview Magazine. “Films like Get Out and Hereditary have struck me for their beautiful photography, their plot, and their production."

No word if the director is crying in a chair like a certain other director.

Speaking of Hereditary, Ari Aster's next project (Midsommar) is a folk horror coming out this summer. To get yourself ready, here's a list of folk horror movies to check out.


The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
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Even though it was a commercial failure, it's a fun watch and a good starting point for curious horror fans getting acquainted with the subgenre. It starts with a jacked up skull found in a field and people sprouting patches of fur that leads to a creation of some kind.

Apostle (2018)
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The bare bones plot is a lot similar to The Wicker Man: a guy goes to an island home to a religious community and finds things are not what they seem, finding something else unexpectedly close to him. At the core, it's about the bad side of religion and blind devotion.

The Wicker Man
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Topping most of folk horror movie lists, its influence is still felt to this day. The story begins with a man searching for a missing girl and comes across a community a little too happy. Convinced they're guilty, the story takes a twist with no happy ending.

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