|Read Alan Jones' full News Pages every month
Can't find it locally? Buy it here at VI DIRECT
|selected from Shivers #83|
Talking with the actor at the world première of Ed Gein at FrightFest 2000, he told me Ive just played a key role in the new untitled Todd Solondz movie and Im currently preparing to shoot Barstow, a Horror tale which follows the lives of five people. I want to shoot it like the Big Brother TV show. Its going to be shot with a through-the-keyhole effect so that viewers feel they are eavesdropping. Its a winning formula. By the way, Ed Gein, which earned much applause for Railsbacks moving interpretation, will be released in Britain next March.
Clive Barker's Bloody
The article, written by Lynda Edwards, deals with the urban legend of Bloody Mary, a monstrous, vengeful bogey-woman who snatches the souls of children and lives in the supernatural plane between reality and illusion. The story explores the way human imagination deals with fear.
Barker explained, Fantasy works best when its working on a lot of levels, when something has you really wondering, Is it real, or isnt it? These homeless kids are living in a world thats on that borderline, because they are living through the reality of social evils and abuse. What I wanted to do was use the conventions of urban myth to express our anxieties about the real world. This is not going to be another Candyman. I just dont make those kinds of pictures anymore. That sort of in-your-face gore is a young mans game.Feature © Visual Imagination Ltd 2000. Not for reproduction