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  •  The Church of Fred has escaped the bounds... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...of even their alleged belief system.

    I tend to avoid horror movies, unless they star Vincent Price and Peter Lorre or Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

    •  I don't really think it's (1+ / 0-)
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      going to be "horror" the way horror is usually depicted, robyn.

      From the MTV article:

      "I keep trying to, like, [temper] everyone's expectations, because it's not horror like 'Hostel.' It's not gore porn," he insisted. "The best comparison I think of is 'The Shining.' It's going for that kind of mood. It's a very unsettling film."


      "You hear the log line about, like, religious fundamentalism gone awry, and you're like, 'All right, I kind of got the movie in my head.' That's Act One," he said. "Whatever everybody knows about it in terms of the [Fred] Phelps-like character is just a piece of the movie and the movie kind of becomes a bigger statement than just that."

      Radical right-wing preacher Fred Phelps, whom Smith called "a fringe, bizarrely Christian archetype," served as a model for the movie's antagonist.

      "He definitely informs the character, but it's not like this is Fred Phelps with a different name," Smith said. "That's kind of an easy target to me. If you're just going to tee off on crazy, crazy, right-wing fundamentalist extremists, that's kind of easy. I think our movie doesn't stop there. It goes out to target something a little harder."

      It begins filming in 2008.  I may give this a look when it comes out of DVD.  I have an appreciation for things that put self-righteous, holier-than-thou folk in their place, provided it's done tactfully and doesn't get mean-spirited and nasty.

      "Ancora Imparo." ("I am still learning.") - Michelangelo, Age 87

      by Dreaming of Better Days on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 02:09:15 PM PDT

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