Marilyn Manson has been working on quite a few things: Fashion Shows, Art Galleries, A New Album, A New Religion (Celebritarianism),
…and a horror movie called Phantasmagoria:
I want to bring back the experiments in terror, which is actually a DVD that documents the attempts of 1944 filmmakers to insert subliminal elements. Whether in sound or in frames of the film, to enhance whatever tense or fear they’re looking to create at that moment in the film. I think technology allows me to go much further than that. I’m going to do a lot of things that may end up being illegal. Until they are, I will do them. I think it will change people’s opinion about horror films and they will realize they’re not all about slasher.
No insult to Rob Zombie; People might predict that to be the type of film I would make. That’s absolutely the opposite of what I want to do. That’s not an interest of mine, anyway. If I had to pick, stylistically, people that I admire it would be Ingmar Bergman, Roman Polanski, and modern filmmakers; Takashi Miike, who made the film Audition, and Gasper Noe who made I Stand Alone and Irreversible. It’s kind of a return to Hitchcock-style psychological horror about letting your mind do the damage and sometimes what you don’t see is scarier.
This is why I love Marilyn Manson. This guy GETS IT! Like him, I’m bored to tears with Hollywood films that trade off SFX shock and gore for real Horror. Films like that are only horrific in their Non-Horrificness.
Now whether M.M. can follow through on this talk, or whether it turns out to be a pile of pretentious crap like Doppelhertz… I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, I would very much like to see him succeed.