The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

New Teaser Trailer for F5 TERAPHOBIA Arrives Craig Rees Ready for 'A Fight in the Tree-Tops' Introducing New Found Footage Chiller 'The Enlightenment of the Damned' New GHOST STORIES UK Quad and Global Trailer Launches
Horror-on-Sea Entry Echoes Hitchcock Starkness Are Food Supplies Running out for the Walking Dead Survivors? When Cheers Turn To Screams...An Interview with the Creative Team Behind Mercy Christmas Dark Moon Comic Ends With a Blast!

Win a copy of TERRIFIER on DVD
Win a copy of TERRIFIER on DVD
WIN Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray
WIN Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray
WIN Thelma on Blu-ray
WIN Thelma on Blu-ray


Category: Horror News

EXORCIST 4 FLIPS THE FORMULA

Steven Davies Posted: 28 February, 2003 at 08:52 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

EXORCIST 4 FLIPS THE FORMULA

Seems like the entire world was invited except for us! Well, more news from the set of Exorcist: the Beginning due in theaters this July. The film is in its final week of shooting and director Paul Schrader shares some of his thoughts behind the plot and how he needed to 'flip the formula' from the first film.....

'Paul Schrader, director of the upcoming prequel film Exorcist: The Beginning, told SCI FI Wire that he will upend the original 1973 horror film for his movie, which takes the story back to its origins. 'I have to kind of flip the formula,' Schrader said in an interview on the film's set at Rome's famed Cinecitta studios. 'I can't have another 13-year-old girl being demonically possessed.'

'In The Beginning, audiences meet Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) as a middle-aged priest, first during World War II in his native Holland, and later as an archaeologist in Kenya, where he has his first encounter with demonic forces. 'The formula gets flipped by having a young boy who is ... physically afflicted, and as everything in this area of British East Africa ... gets worse and worse, and the sort of craziness and the human evil increases, he gets better,' Schrader said. Merrin makes a startling discovery and the story plays out with a battle between good and evil.'

'The Exorcist story remains a potent metaphor for Schrader, who was raised in a strict Calvinist household and who attended religious college as an adult. 'I certainly was raised to believe in a very real devil, a real Satan and a real hell,' Schrader said. 'I don't believe in the physical reality of those things anymore. But I still believe in their power as metaphors. And I certainly understand why they came into being as metaphors and their ongoing function in human psychology and in human spirituality.' He added, 'I did say that the [original] Exorcist was the most metaphorically pure of all films, because you have God and Satan wrestling over the ... physical body of a 13-year-old girl. ... I don't have quite that metaphor. I have to pull a few other tricks.' Exorcist: The Beginning is in its final week of shooting and is eyeing a July release date.'

Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 28 February, 2003 at 08:52 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

The Bye Bye Man Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man

Rings Movie Review

Rings

The Boy Movie Review

The Boy

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

Win a copy of TERRIFIER on DVD WIN Night of the Living Dead Blu-ray
WIN Thelma on Blu-ray
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com