David Gordon Green Producing Ironic Skinemax Film, Tells Us What Marilyn Manson Was Born to Do

May 18, 2010


Filmmaker David Gordon Green, whom I once trusted to bring me both sophisticated art house cinema like George Washington and outrageous comedy like Pineapple Express and Eastbound & Down, has seemingly betrayed me to show a bizarre outpouring of support for some kind of horrible-sounding, self-aware take on Cinemax softcore thrillers with Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood. How is this quote from Variety real?

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.

"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.

So that's what Marilyn Manson was born to do: to play whatever role this is. I always sensed he wasn't born only to make a few kids in my junior high classes dress like assholes.

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