Minerva Pictures, the folks behind HATE 2 O, the Italian horror film, has provided Fango an exclusive peek at the new giallo directed by Alex (ALMOST BLUE) Infascelli. The film’s creator also gave some additional insight into the arty body-count picture, which wrapped late last year.
“HATE 2 O is mainly a film about loss,” Infascelli says. “Certain events that involve being abandoned, experiencing the death of a close one—especially at an early age—leave us with a tremendous trauma. It’s like a portable Armageddon. When it happens, it never really leaves you alone; it’s something you carry for the rest of your life and that influences all of your choices and behavior. If not treated, it can turn you into a violent person, a dormant vicious killer, in search of eternal revenge. Or it can make you feel guilty for the rest of your life for something you had no control over.”
Infascelli hopes his movie will lead to a rebirth in Italian genre production, which he feels could use some resuscitation. “It’s very hard to say what will become of Italian horror cinema,” he says. “In the last 15 years, I have been witnessing the slow death of Italian visual craftsmanship. Films tend to be smaller, less ambitious, especially on the visual front. Directors are not willing to risk anymore, to tell stories using images instead of dialogue and weak stories. Everything has been told; you can read stories in the newspapers that are much stronger and gripping than the ones you see in our films. The only way to go is to regenerate cinema by making it a surrealistic form of art again. Maybe in the year 2012 somebody will win an Oscar for a movie about a train that runs toward the audience at full speed!
“I am definitely making my own trip through this land, not looking around me but ahead of me,” Infascelli continues. “I am trying not to follow trends and the formula shit projects Italian movie execs are so fond of. Maybe I will be the one making that train movie I am so crazy about.”
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