Dante Tomaselli is the man behind THE OCEAN, which we last told you about here. Now apparently THE OCEAN has been put on the backburner for now, so while we wait for that one to jump back at us, Tomaselli has another flick in the works.
Fangoria are reporting that Tomaselli's next will be TORTURE CHAMBER. Tomaselli had the following to say regarding THE OCEAN and TORTURE CHAMBER:
“I’ve shot some of THE OCEAN—a lot of the water sequences—and I’m pleased with what I have so far, but since Feverpitch Pictures wasn’t able to raise all the money, I have to take a break until all the financing falls into place. I know the rest of the film will get made, but in the meantime, I have to direct—I have to continue to work. So Jack Swain, the executive producer of [his first two features] DESECRATION and HORROR, will finance TORTURE CHAMBER with a budget around the same range as those early films. It’s an old-school frightfest devoted to really scaring the audience.”
I'm all for being scared. Isn't that the point of a horror movie? Seems Hollywood has forgotten that in the past decade. CHAMBER is directed by Tomaselli, who's also working on the script alongside Fangoria's Michael Gingold. It's slated to start rolling this June. Tomaselli spoke a bit more about TORTURE CHAMBER:
“TORTURE CHAMBER is a nightmarish shocker in the vein of HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH. In terms of outright fear, I want to push the envelope right off the table. The film is set in a small New England town where the residents are disappearing. Abducted and drugged, the victims wake up to find themselves in an underground prison—a medieval torture chamber. It is here, in this remote abandoned castle, within these walls, that they learn who their kidnappers really are: children. Escaped from a youth detention center, these boys and girls are sadistically violent, capable of cruelty beyond comprehension. In DESECRATION, HORROR and SATAN’S PLAYGROUND, the stalking evil was the adult, the parent. It’s the polar opposite here. With TORTURE CHAMBER, I can draw upon the Gothic imagery of crumbling-castle horror movies while really going for the jugular with the scares. This will be my first hardcore horror film.”
Oh I'm definately down for this! I even love the simple yet effective title. We'll keep you updated when we hear any other news on TORTURE CHAMBER or THE OCEAN.
I'd like to visit the chamber with her... and by chamber I mean the bedroom.