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The best in film and TV to get excited about right now.

Suspiria

Pink gore. Covens. Gorgeous hyper-vivid colouring. At the time of its release, the OG 1977 Italian horror traumatised audiences, went on to gain cult status and has since inspired countless filmmakers. But the remake is looking to be a whole different beast. With rumours that it will be completely stylistically different, the reboot will be directed by Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino, led by Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Moretz and Mia Goth, and also run for an hour longer than the original. The plot centres on an American ballet student who enrols in a Berlin dance academy, but finds not all is as it seems…

Suspiria will be released on 2 November.

Mid90s

Whether he’s rattling off about his all-time favourite skate clips, or starring in unbearably awkward parody Palace ads, Jonah Hill has unveiled himself to be quite the skateboarding fan. So it didn’t come as too much of a surprise that the actor would pay homage to 90s LA skate culture for his directorial debut. With influences taken from Kids and This Is England, and the cast including indie newcomers Lucas Hudges and Sunny Suljic, it follows a 13-year-old over the course of a summer after he befriends a group of skaters. The comedy-drama will be distributed by A24 and if the trailer is anything to go by (scored by Kanye fave, Hungarian rock band Omega), you just know it’s going to be a winner.

Mid90s will be released on 19 October.

Slenderman

Made from the stuff of internet nightmares, horror-meme character Slenderman finally gets the big screen treatment, with Wonderbabe Joey King in the starring role. A group of teenage girls find themselves terrorised by the lanky Reddit-lore creature when they investigate the disappearance of a friend. Creepy stuff.

Slenderman will be released on 10 August.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Yaaas! Finally. Up-and-comer Lana Condor stars as the first Asian-American to lead a rom-com in Netflix’s new teen romance and we’re so here for it. Based on the 2014 bestselling novel by Jenny Han, it follows a teen dealing with the fallout after all her secret love letters get leaked to the school. Yep, the ultimate high school nightmare situ realised. Except ours would probably be with WhatsApp transcripts.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before will drop on Netflix on 17 August 2018.

Maniac

Yeah, so Jonah Hill is getting major air time right now – not that we’re complaining about it. And you might have noticed some of the surrounding buzz around mystery-shrouded Netflix series Maniac (co-starring Emma Stone). Based on the Norwegian telly series of the same name, and directed by True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga (so it’s probably going to be creepy af), the show follows strangers who participate in a radical pharmaceutical trial that claims to cure everything from heartache to mental illness. Watch the trailer for a super disorientating experience.

Maniac will drop on Netflix on 21 September.

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Maybelle Morgan
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