I seen the trailer for SPIRAL and I remember thinking to myself 'Whoa, that's one tapped flick.' So it's very unlike HATCHET, the exact oppostie actually, SPIRAL is more of the in depth, mindbending, downward spiral (pun intended of course) type of flick. According to the official website, the long synopsis reads:
Portland in the fall is a solitary city. A city where a lonely man can lose himself, insulated beneath the cold, and the clouds, and the rain. Mason (Joel David Moore) is just such a man. A gifted artist, Mason is never-the-less neurotic and reclusive, living a life of anonymity, working from a drab cubicle in a florescent-lit phone bank, repeating the same meaningless conversation with faceless strangers ad nauseam.
Mason is never truly noticed by anyone, save his boss, Berkeley (Zachary Levi), not quite a friend, but a sole source of companionship in an otherwise isolated existence. That is, until he meets a gregarious co-worker named Amber (Amber Tamblyn), a girl struggling with her own loneliness and need to define herself. Amber's jovial demeanor and seemingly carefree attitude provides a sort of catharsis for Mason, and allows his true gifts to come to light as she poses for his art.
It is an unlikely, and unusual courtship that helps Mason find peace for possibly the first time in his life. But as Mason's defenses lower, and the man inside is revealed, there may be something behind the surface darker than anyone expected. For not everything that is hidden should be found, and not every love is meant to be. And you can't paint over your past...
Much different than HATCHET's "a group of kids get hacked in the woods by this deformed monster named Victor Crowley" huh? The film is largely from the mind of Joel David Moore (HATCHET, DODGEBALL, GRANDMA'S BOY) (above). Moore directed SPIRAL with Adam Green, wrote the film with Jeremy Danial Boreing, and also stars in the thing. Obviously this is Moore's biggest role to date, and from the trailer it looks like he nails it. Man, all this and I haven't even gotten to the news bit yet.
Anyway, the news I speak of is Dread Central is reporting that Anchor Bay have picked up SPIRAL for theatrical and home video rights. Adam Green had the following to say:
“Spiral represents a radical departure in tone and style from Hatchet,” Green said. “I’m thrilled that Anchor Bay Entertainment has now chosen two of my films for inclusion in their amazing film library."
While Moore had this to say:
“I’ve always been a fan of Anchor Bay,” said Moore. “Having Spiral represented by the Rolls-Royce of genre programmers is an absolute thrill for me."
For some reason I can't find the trailer anywhere on the net, otherwise I'd show you it. But you can check out the official website over here.
Amber Tamblyn - She'd make me crazy too.