TIFF ’08: ‘Vinyan’ Inspired By ’70s Spanish Horror Flick

At the screening of Vinyan last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Fabrice Du Welz – who made his TIFF debut with CALVAIRE a few years back – told the audience that the thriller was inspired by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s 1978 Spanish horror film entitled WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? He explained that he originally attempted to gain the remake rights to the film, which is now owned by another studio under the name CHILD’S PLAY (bad name, I know). So, in turn, a lot of the finale of VINYAN comes from his inspiration for the remake he would have made. In the original film, a couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. Check out our TIFF news page for everything covered in the past week.