Love it or hate it (it seems some here are in the latter camp), Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria is definitely something else; an art-horror provocation that blends highfalutin explorations of Jewish guilt and German revolutionary movements with some of the gnarliest gore in recent memory. It’s ostensibly in the same mode as A24’s “elevated” horror offerings, but those movies can feel overly schematic while this throws way too much shit at the wall (everything from Scarlet Letter references to exploding heads) to be able to be narrowed down to a box. It does, however, only possess a single realm, while this week’s other new release, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, quadruples that total. Really, it just makes all of the other titles this week look bad. Sure, In the Heat of the Night is a classic, but its realm count is pretty pathetic.
All the Colors of the Dark (Severin)
Boy Erased (Universal)
Crashing: The Complete Second Season (HBO)
In the Heat of the Night (Criterion)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
Suburbia (Shout Factory)