Did your imagination run terrifyingly wild when we told you about Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson's new film Splatter Sisters? Considering the plot details were nonexistent and all we were told was that the film would fall into the "Skinemax Cinema" genre and that it will "take the horror genre to a new level," it's understandable. Well, the details are in and while they may not cool the creepiness of the lovebirds starring in what will likely be soft-core porn doused in blood and gratuitous violence at least they provide a better sense of what we're in for.

Producer Edward R. Pressman provided MTV with a brief summary: "It's about two 18 year old beautiful drifter girls who go on a murderous rampage across California, killing scores of teenage boys. And they're under mind control by the leader of this death metal band, this underground death metal band." Sound familiar? If you caught Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body it might. In that movie, Fox's character, Jennifer Check, is the sacrifice in an indie rock band's satanic ritual. Problem is, the recipe calls for a virgin and Jennifer is far from one. What happens when you sacrifice a non-virign? She turns into a boy-eating demon. It's impossible to deny the gist of the pieces share similarities, but, writer Adam Bhala Lough has more than enough peculiarities in his story to make the film of another sort entirely.

First off, there's Manson's character, Lars. He's the leader of the band, but can rock way more than a guitar. Lough tells MTV, "There is a lot of samurai s--t in [the movie] too because Lars is a samurai." Limbs will fly but Lough assures it's "in the beautiful way of a Japanese samurai film." As for the Splatter Sisters, they're not really related; it's just a title bestowed upon the deadly duo by the media. Lough adds, "It becomes an urban legend in a way. There are a number of fake urban legends that come out about it, but the real reason [the two commit their murders] is sort of kept a mystery until later into the film."

It seems likely Splatter Sisters will dabble if not if not gorge itself in torture porn, but some risqué sequences could come from another source, a romance. Lough reveals, "The girls are lovers as well as [being involved] with Lars himself. So it's like a ménage a trois." At this point, what's the harm in tossing in some nudity too? "If there's gonna be a rule to Skinemax Cinema, it's that there's T&A in the first 20 minutes and some type of gore in the first five," said Lough.

Now that I'm full out disgusted and disturbed, I've got to admit, something is oddly intriguing about this project. Any horror lover will immediately fall for the idea of following a team of young women on a murder spree, but the breaking point will be this whole Skinemax thing. Will the subgenre actually find an adequate audience? Lough better know the difference between pushing the limits and going beyond them.
CATEGORIES Cinematical