Oh gross. Gross, gross, gross, gross, gross. Maybe 5, 10 years ago I would have found this news cool, but now I just find it downright creepy. Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood (an old flame responsible for inspiring Manson’s hideous “Eat Me, Drink Me” album) will be starring in Splatter Sisters, a new slasher film aimed at creating a new subgenre called “Skinemax Cinema” (yes, a completely unoriginal idea based on what we all called Cinemax back in the early 90’s). I already nearly lost my lunch watching Manson and Wood in the music video “Heart-Shapped Glasses”, now I got to watch ’em bone in a slasher? No thanks. More inside. You talk.
“Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman and filmmaker David Gordon Green are teaming to produce Adam Bhala Lough’s retro slasher film “Splatter Sisters,” with Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood attached to star.
Film, penned by Lough, is the first in a planned franchise and is a sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher-road-movie circa 1989.
Lough (“Bomb the System”) reckons “Splatter Sisters” could create a subgenre, which he calls “Skinemax Cinema,” based on the direct-to-cable movies of his childhood.
Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness”) said while Lough’s film is inspired by the horror classics of the 1980s, it has a fresh spin that raises the bar.
“This is a role Marilyn Manson was born to play, and with Evan Rachel Wood bringing dramatic gravity to the ensemble, I have no doubt this will take the horror genre to a new level,” Green said.
“Splatter Sisters” was announced in Cannes. Pressman is at the fest for the world preem of 20th Century Fox’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” He is one of the producers of helmer Oliver Stone’s sequel.
“Lough’s unique talent and energy will make ‘Splatter Sisters’ a very special and markedly commercial film,” Pressman said. “I’ve always been attracted to smart movies about killers made by directors with a real vision.”
Wood last starred on the bigscreen in Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works,” which was released in 2009.”