In fact, i've started writing potential themes and character stories in order to find interesting things to add to the clock tower movie's story...however, i'll only share it with you guys tomorrow, cause i'm going to sleep.
You know, this make so much sense thinking about it, the real monster always was her in a way, now is very well done as with allison as her lead, allow very unique interpretations, yeah Clock Tower OTL played the tropes of Horror in conventinal way, here we played again with unconventional ways, could work well in the gallio style of Argento influenceMary barrows
Cunning, manipulative. She imprisons the girls in the barrows castle to see which one of them is worthy of being the daughter she never had. A real elizabeth bathory-type. (This character's the hardest to write for me...i not sure at all what kind of story i wanna tell with her.)
Ummm maybe some other horror actress? we might need to skim, but post scream there where a lot of horror movies tooAs for actresses to play jennifer's friends...to be honest, i don't really know who to pick. It's hard for me to think about teenage actresses capable of pulling off complex characters like those on my draft.
90s-2000s was the time of third wave feminism.Yeah, you're right, they didn't really talked about feminism/SJW back then. Hell, i grew up in the late 90-00s, so i should've remembered that. But, surely, there must have been some sort of equivalent to the feminism or strong, independant women agenda that the world is pushing nowadays back then, right? Cause what i wanted to do with anne is that, in the first act, the movie shows her as this strong, independant woman, but, when shit slowly but surely hits the fan, we reveal her true nature as a selfish, insecure coward, and the one that lasts to the end is the most feminine-looking, vulnerable (well, she looks vulnerable. she actually isn't, but you know what i mean) and reserved of the group in jennifer.
Like i said, the downplaying of the occult/satanic element is mainly because of my personal preference for more subtle, psychological horror. I know its part of the argento influence, but...yeah, it's mostly because of my personal tastes, sorry. You can make the giant, deformed baby in the basement a hideously deformed fetus a la eraserhead or PT instead, i dunno...
Also, another preference of mine is to have a slow build-up of the characters, so that we gradually reveal their issues with each other before the deaths happen. Like that, the deaths would have more emotional impact and they would keep the audience on their toes, making them feel lime everybody could die at any moments. I also like the characters dying deaths that fits either their personality or their goals and ambitions. That's why i said that anne, the supposed strong leader, dies a coward's death
Yeah, ok, that could work. Since anne lost her kouhai/victim in laura, she tries to manipulate jennifer into the same twisted dynamic that she had with laura due to jennifer looking vulnerable...but then, jennifer sees through the bluff (either on her own or thanks to charlotte, i dunno.) And wants none of that shit, showing that she isn't as vulnerable as anne thought, prompting the latter run away after her failed attempt. Anne would then run into mary, who promises her the wealth and love that she never had due to being an orphan, on the condition that she leaves her friends behind. After the girls seemingly reconcile with her, anne lures them to scissorman and leaves them to die by his hands, running away to her promised wealth...that's where she would get thrown by the window, as mary would scold her for being a selfish, greedy coward willing to sacrifice her loved ones for her personal gain.90s-2000s was the time of third wave feminism.
I'd say that the themes of it wouldn't mix with the overall plot. Especially given De Palma himself faced accusation of being misogynistic by critics. The slow build will certainly work, especially since this won't be a movie with a heavy body count. I think another reason for having Anne die second is that usually, the second one to die in horror films is the one that takes command and tries to keep things together. Have Anne try that after Laura dies and it all just goes to shit, she throws Jennifer to Bobby and makes a run for it, then gets thrown out a window later.
Is there a site like transfermarkt, but for actors and actresses? Cause, honestly, i have hit a roadblock when it comes to finding late 90s-early 00s talented young actresses on the cheap. It'd be cool to have some kind of search engine for actors and actresses in the same style as sports websites like baseball almanac or transfermarkt.So far we need to cast the other girls, Clock Tower could be a trully suprise hit both in universe and for us, specially how the movie is shaping, could work as decon-recon horror movie as scream was too