If you're a fan of They Look Like People director Perry Blackshear, then this should tickle your horror bones...
...Blackshear recently released his new, excellent romantic horror flick, The Siren, and we had the pleasure of sitting down with him to talk about the film. During our chat, we asked about Blackshear's upcoming film, Ogre, and he had some interesting things to say about it.
Blackshear described Ogre as a story about, "A brother and sister who are keeping each other afloat after a messed-up childhood. And this force that’s been pursuing them breaks through the surface, and it’s about the two of them transforming each other to take this demonic force on to save themselves from it. It’s a lot of stalking in New York city at night. ‘The Siren’ and Rusalka was a little more fairytale and little more European. This one is a lot darker and a lot more muscular, and pretty messed up. Editing it is not as relaxing. But I’m excited about it. It’s very dark, and very cathartic, and it brings the stuff that we’ve been doing in the first two movies and gives them a little bit more sweat and bone and blood. It’s more ambitious and so it’s exciting but also a little frightening to be working on it...It’s grimier and darker and very much a gritty New York story with a demon."
Anyone who has seen Blackshear's films knows that they're already incredibly dark, as well as unique, and the thought of something even grittier, bigger and possibly bloodier has us anxious to get our first glimpse at Ogre.
The film stars regulars Evan Dumouchel, MacLeod Andrews, and Margaret Ying Drake, all of whom starred in They Look Like People and The Siren, as well as Libby Ewing.
Ogre is currently in post-production. Check out our full interview with Blackshear here, and go rent The Siren now on VOD from Dark Sky Films. We loved it.
By Matt Konopka