Scott Speedman And Lily Cole Join The Moth Diaries
www.cinemablend.com: Director Mary Harron has added some fresh wings to her upcoming gothic-horror The Moth Diaries. Scott Speedman, Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, and Sarah Bolger have all signed onto the film, according to THR.
Diaries is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Rachel Klein. The novel follows two roommates at an exclusive all girls boarding school. Both girls begin to fixate on the mysterious Ernessa, a pale-complexioned but spellbinding figure. Once strange events start taking place wherever Ernessa goes, the roommates wonder if she’s human or something else entirely.
1,001 ways to die in a movie elevator
www.guardian.co.uk: All I know about Devil is that it’s about five people trapped in a lift, and one of them is, yes, the Devil. That alone makes me want to go and see it, though with M Night Shyamalan getting a story credit one fears there will be a preposterous narrative twist tacked on, as if being stuck in an elevator with the Devil weren’t enough. Place your bets. Perhaps all the characters are already dead and the lift is really an expressway to hell, like the ones in Angel Heart and The Vault of Horror?
The classic template for low-budget movies, particularly from first-time directors, is a bunch of characters talking in a room; the results can be as different as, for example, Sex, Lies and Videotape and Reservoir Dogs. A bunch of characters trapped in a lift would be the reductio ad absurdum of this formula, though to my knowledge no mainstream full-length feature has ever been set entirely in an elevator. Stuck-in-a-lift scenes are routinely interspersed with flashbacks, extra-lift activity and CCTV, as if film-makers fear audiences would go stir-crazy if they were trapped in a huis clos for an unbroken 90 minutes.
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