Evan Rachel Wood — who’s Hollywood portfolio includes box office dramas like Thirteen and The Wrestler — is teaming up with controversial shock rocker Marilyn Manson (who just happens to be her fiance) to star in a big screen retro-slasher romp.
Wood and Manson will appear side-by-side in Splatter Sisters, a bloody ode to the horror classics of the ’80s, according to Variety. In fact, the film is the first in a planned franchise of “sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher” B-movies inspired by the campy slasher hits from the decade of shoulder pads and big bad hair.
“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,” says David Gordon Green, who will be producing the Adam Bhala Lough-directed feature. “Adam has written a script that is terrifying and has a wicked since of humor. It finds inspiration in the horror classics of the ’80s but at the same time feels like it’s raising the bar and bringing an outrageously fresh spin to what’s out there,” Green adds.
“Dark humor will be doled out in spades,” Lough chimes in. “Indeed our intention is to take the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride, from laughter to flat-out fear to sexual arousal. The film may one day be described as ‘Skinemax Cinema,’ a new subgenre inspired by the late night direct-to-cable movies of my childhood.”