Neil Marshall Commits “Sacrilege”

Writer-director Neil Marshall plans to follow up DOOMSDAY with a horror-western.Variety reports that Neil Marshall, whose DOOMSDAY opens this Friday, has struck a deal to write and direct his next horror film, which will be titled SACRILEGE:

“It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party,” Marshall said. “It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie.”

It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party,” Marshall said. “It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie.”

Marshall, who wrote and directed “Dog Soldiers” and “The Descent”as well as “Doomsday,” grew up in England watching oaters and horror films in equal measure and dreamed of combining the genres. Marshall declined to disclose much detail on “Sacrilege,” but the picture will draw on themes of isolation and paranoia and such influences as John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”

“This is ‘Unforgiven’ by way of H.P. Lovecraft, with that grim, gritty setting and a horror element nobody has seen before,” Marshall said. He added that he’d begin writing immediately. “I’ve always got a few irons in the fire, but this has long been an ambition of mine” [...]

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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