- 18 Jul 05
Do you like scary movies? Well, news has reached us that Marilyn Manson is planning to make a few.
The self-confessed God of Fuck arrives on these shores to play the RDS in Dublin on Aug 31, but it seems that making music alone no longer satisfies his tortured artistic soul.
According to a statement on his official website, Manson is planning to release a set of four short films this winter entitled “PHANTASMAGORIA: The Visions of Lewis Carroll”.
He claims to have invented a new genre called “horripilation” and is planning a full-length feature film for the future too.
“I no longer want to make art that other people – particularly record companies – are turning into a product,” he explains in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “I just want to make art.”
Manson has come up with some unique methods of film-making, which are sure to go down well with mainstream American audiences.
“The other night I took an 80-year-old taxidermied monkey, set it on fire in the pool and filmed it from beneath with an underwater camera,” he adds.
“It was beautiful, like the Titanic, the Hindenburg and King Kong all mixed into one.”
But Manson’s daring new plans don’t stop at movie-making.
The Gothic devil is also planning to publish a book of his paintings, turn his basement wine-cellar into an opium den and make a cameo appearance (sporting a goatee) alongside Lucy Liu in her new movie Rise.
And before you start thinking that he’ll be too busy to concentrate on his true calling, our Brian has revealed that he has 18 new songs in the bag as well.
“It’s not like I’m going to stop making music and start knitting,” he concludes. “I just don’t think the world is worth putting the music into right now. First we’re gonna fix it with horripilation.”