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Horror directors team up for anthology film Paris, I'll Kill You

10.28.2010

Remember that anthology series PARIS JE T'AIME? Yeah, I barely do too but the concept was that it was 20-some-odd short films compiled into one extremely loose narrative set around the city of Paris. Despite work from the Coen Bros, Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant and Alexander Payne, the film never really took off here in the US (it opened against SPIDER-MAN 3, which certainly didn't help). But a few enterprising horror directors are looking to take that format and turn it on its ass.

Joe Dante, Xavier Gans (HITMAN), Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE) and Paco Plaza (REC) are among the directors who have signed on to contribute short films to PARIS I'LL KILL YOU. The film is described as a look at the darker side of the city of love.

While I'm all for a modern horror anthology, I can't help but think this is a pretty corny premise. Why set it in Paris? Just to spoof an indie film that no one saw? The cheekiness almost immediately leaves a bad taste in my mouth but with a master like Dante involved and up-and-comers like Natali, Gens and Plaza involved, I can't help but be intrigued.

As you might expect, producers are already pitching sequels to this film based on other famous cities like New York and Shanghai. Let's not put the cart before the horse fellas...

Extra Tidbit: What's the best horror anthology? CREEPSHOW?
Source: THR

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6:54PM on 10/28/2010
Is Vincenzo Natali just going submit his same segment from Paris Je T'aime? I own this by the way I like indie movies...and I'm a girl so I want to live in Paris, leave me alone about it already. Can't wait for a horror version. Yum!
Is Vincenzo Natali just going submit his same segment from Paris Je T'aime? I own this by the way I like indie movies...and I'm a girl so I want to live in Paris, leave me alone about it already. Can't wait for a horror version. Yum!
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2:55PM on 10/28/2010
Yeah finally some original horror! I hope Alexandre Aja is in it!
Yeah finally some original horror! I hope Alexandre Aja is in it!
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2:33PM on 10/28/2010
Trick R' Treat for extra tidbit and I am all for this movie. Lets see what they can do.
Trick R' Treat for extra tidbit and I am all for this movie. Lets see what they can do.
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2:16PM on 10/28/2010
Bet it would be a runaway hit if they all made segments on ingenious ways of torturing and killing Paris Hilton.. Yea, I absolutely love that talentless hack
Bet it would be a runaway hit if they all made segments on ingenious ways of torturing and killing Paris Hilton.. Yea, I absolutely love that talentless hack
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12:42PM on 10/28/2010

for sure

i think the spoofed title is great--along with the concept. je t'aime was an exploration of love in all its oblong forms; how can this not transfer well into horror??
i think the spoofed title is great--along with the concept. je t'aime was an exploration of love in all its oblong forms; how can this not transfer well into horror??
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12:26PM on 10/28/2010
I made a point to see Je t'aime when it came out. A little uneven, but I liked it. I forget who did the vampire vignette, but I remember Wes Craven did that uneven ode to Oscar Wilde. Considering two of the names are French horror directors, it makes sense to riff on the idea.
I made a point to see Je t'aime when it came out. A little uneven, but I liked it. I forget who did the vampire vignette, but I remember Wes Craven did that uneven ode to Oscar Wilde. Considering two of the names are French horror directors, it makes sense to riff on the idea.
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11:48AM on 10/28/2010
This doesn't sound corny, it sounds pretty cool! I laughed at the title.
This doesn't sound corny, it sounds pretty cool! I laughed at the title.
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11:45AM on 10/28/2010

Paris Je T'Aime Was Good

It had an entertaining angle, and was a damn sight better than the sequel New York, I Love You.

Paris I'll Kill You sounds like a lot of fun :)
It had an entertaining angle, and was a damn sight better than the sequel New York, I Love You.

Paris I'll Kill You sounds like a lot of fun :)
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11:04AM on 10/28/2010

The Best horror anthology...

Anything put out by Amicus.
Anything put out by Amicus.
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10:19AM on 10/28/2010

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Gotta agree with Soloist on Trick R Treat. A helluva lot more fun than I was expecting (especially with it being DTD).

It's a shame another was never made.
Gotta agree with Soloist on Trick R Treat. A helluva lot more fun than I was expecting (especially with it being DTD).

It's a shame another was never made.
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9:54AM on 10/28/2010
I saw PARIS JE T'AIME...I liked about 30% of it. It got old pretty quick to have ultra short clips about characters without much development.
I saw PARIS JE T'AIME...I liked about 30% of it. It got old pretty quick to have ultra short clips about characters without much development.
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9:48AM on 10/28/2010
This sounds awesome. I love how horror is going to "new heights" and is being "more creative". As for the extra tidbit, definitely "Trick 'R' Treat". Great movie.
This sounds awesome. I love how horror is going to "new heights" and is being "more creative". As for the extra tidbit, definitely "Trick 'R' Treat". Great movie.
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9:46AM on 10/28/2010
They can set it in Hawaii for all I care - the four names attached so far make me more than interested.
They can set it in Hawaii for all I care - the four names attached so far make me more than interested.
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9:38AM on 10/28/2010
I don't know, I want to see what they do with it, personally. It could be great.
I don't know, I want to see what they do with it, personally. It could be great.
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