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New Suspiria Posters Channel Volk Dance from Film

Credit: La Boca Design Studio

New Suspiria posters channel Volk dance from film

Amazon Studios has released two brand new posters from the upcoming horror remake Suspiria. They are designed by La Boca Design Studio and they are absolutely gorgeous. Check both of them out in the gallery below.

In discussing the design behind the poster, it was revealed by the designers at La Boca Design Studio that they pulled heavily from the Volk dance performed in the film and from Hindu artwork:

We decided to base our design around the ‘Volk’ dance performance which appears late in the movie. The dance is such a pivotal scene, full of all the right kinds of tension and energy. We set about creating the design as if it were a poster for Volk, almost so one could imagine the artwork appearing on a wall within the film itself. We wanted it to feel authentic to the movie, part of the story almost. To achieve this, the design needed to feel like it wouldn’t be out-of-place in a 1970s German dance school. For example, the teeth elements down the side of the poster are a reference to the floor tiles that feature in the reception of the school. When two posters are placed side-by-side they form an arrow just as they do on the floor.

The movement and body shapes in the routine led us to look for visual inspiration in Hindu art, specifically depictions of Nataraja, The Lord of Dance. This triggered the idea of a circular shape, representing the cycle of life. We imagined Dakota Johnson’s hair as fire representing light and dark, with her holding the fate of the dancers around her. At the center, an eye shaped opening reveals itself. All of which hopefully becomes clearer after experiencing the movie!

via press release

To see the break down of all of the inspiration and references pulled from the film being utilized in these posters is actually really exciting to see me. I’m always fascinated by the heavy use of source material in more original poster designs. Do you agree?

The official synopsis for the movie is below:

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

via Amazon Studios

Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino steps behind the camera for the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic which features a script by David Kajganich. Suspiria stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, and Jessica Harper of the original Suspiria.

The score will be composed by legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

Suspiria is in New York and Los Angeles theaters October 26, expanding nationwide November 2. Are you guys excited to see the remake of Suspiria on Amazon Prime? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet them to us @LegionofLeia. We will also be attending an early screening, so stay tuned for our review towards the end of the month.

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Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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