Monday, July 12, 2010

we will sell our shadow to those who stand within it

While browsing the fabulous Haute Macabre blog yesterday I found information on Marilyn Manson's directorial debut:

I admit I gave a very un-goth-like squee of excitement when I saw the above poster. I have always thought that Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There were seriously twisted stories. Even though I loved them they scared the stuffing out of me! People may disagree with me but I thing that Manson's vision would tie in the feelings I get when I read these books!

The synopsis from the Manson-wiki:

Victorian England.

A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice, following the death of his father in 1869. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention. “Now all my nightmares know my name.”

He is Lewis Carroll. Terrified of what waits for him each night.


Says the man himself:

"I want to take the children's story that we all know, and discover the horrifying roots that grow beneath every one of its childish metaphors. The characters may be absurd and wrapped in puzzles, but, the author himself is the story that I find painfully close to me. Lewis Carroll is far more complex than the world's narrow perception of him as a quiet deacon, a mathematician and a loner, simply obsessed with photographing young girls. He was possibly one of the most divided souls living in his own hell that the world has overlooked."

According to IMDB the release date is only listed as 2010.

I for one can't wait.


  1. Oooh yay! That sounds fantastic... I'm such a massive fan of MM too, and of course Lewis Carroll. I used to have nightmares as a kid watching Alice in Wonderland (1984 telemovie version). I'll be staying tuned then for a release date!

  2. Amazing, I wish someone would do that with A Lion A Witch And A Wardrobe and Roald Dahl's children's novels.

  3. Ohh yeahhhh this will be great! I actually had no idea about it so thanks for sharing.

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  5. His music videos were always amazing and beautiful so I think he'd be amazing with films too.
    I wonder if the media will be bias in reviewing this film due to the stigma attached to him.

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  7. I'm afraid that this film is pretty much never going to come out :( I was very lucky to have seen a snippet of the film after someone involved in production illegally leaked it, the snippet was almost immediately pulled down with MM spitting angry chips over it's release. It looked incredible and I'm very sad that we'll never see it in full.

  8. @Alicia - Oh noes! That sucks! You lucky thing for seeing the snippet - was it very long? I'm still trying to hold out hope - but it seems like a waste of time. Grrrrr.