Marilyn Manson Directing Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll

From Twitch Film (via Film Rot) comes news that the first images have appeared online for Marilyn Manson’s upcoming film Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll. Wait a minute — hold the phone. Marilyn Manson is directing a movie? I vaguely recall hearing something about this, but I guess I missed the official announcement a couple months ago. Isn’t it bad enough that we already have Rob Zombie unleashing his “uncompromising artistic vision” on the film world? Okay I know some people actually like Zombie’s films, and to be honest, I do think Marilyn Manson is a talented and interesting guy beneath all that make-up. Plus this movie sounds like a perfect fit. Phantasmagoria is not based on the 1995 Roberta Williams video game, but rather it is a biopic of sorts about Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, where his disturbing and strange imagination overlaps with his real life. I guess it’s kind of like a twisted version of Finding Neverland. Manson had said before that he would do a series of short films to be released on his website, followed by the feature film, although it is unclear whether or not the short films are still happening. RooTV has a video of a press conference from the Berlin Film Festival where Manson discusses his motives for making the movie. Check out images from the movie at the link below.

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  • Chian

    There was an old computer game with the same title. i wonder if its the same thingy.

  • I don’t think the game was based on any of Lewis Carroll’s stories or anything, it just used the title because it sounded cool.

  • jackson

    I think that it’s just going to look good but have no substance. I have a feeling Marilyn Manson is like Madonna: Knows how to put on a show and can perform but can’t act their way out of a wet paperbag. On the site it talks about Marilyn Manson “honing his chops” as an actor. Party Monster, Jawbreaker and Lost Highway come up and I looked up his filmography on IMDB and it also says he played a bartender in Rise. Hmmm, I don’t remember him do anything in any of those movies that would warrent him honing a craft of any sort.

  • Chopper

    could be interesting, i havent seen any of zombies flicks, but i would be interested in seeing mansons.

  • Louise

    I have seen manson actin in films and he does manage to play the parts quite well, as in party monster where he plays the character “christina”. I am looking forward to this one.

  • Sierra B.

    I think Mansons film will be the best thing that ever happened, because hes having magicians doing the special effects right? I mean has anyone done that… simply mansons thoughts are genuine, even maybe involving the crazy themes of hitchcock. Rob zombies films are twisted but i just think mansons film Phantasmagoria would be better because his thoughts of life and government are simply true

  • Becky

    I am so happy that Manson has decided to direct. I have been dreaming of the day that i could watch a Marilyn Manson film.

  • Des

    ..Just thought I’d add that phantasmagoria is a word above all else..theres been several things with it as a title. This film should be great, he’s obviously very creative and more intelligent than people give him credit for. I can’t wait to see it…now if only he would get it out to the public some time…it was supposed to come out last year…

  • Toki Wartooth

    i can not Fu**ing wate i have been looking froward to this for a while! Manson is so Talented i Know he is going to be great at this too. and then every one who doubted him will eat there words among other things!