Monday, July 18, 2005


Having noticed that even the most polite of people are finding it difficult to feign interest in his records - and perhaps that he's getting a little old to dress like a kid sitting on the fountain outside Boots - Marilyn Manson is now getting into making movies:

“The other night I took an eighty-year-old taxidermied monkey, set it on fire in the pool and filmed it from beneath with an underwater camera. It was beautiful, like the Titanic, the Hindenburg and King Kong all mixed into one."

Sounds more like a Charley Says Public Service Announcement to us, but if it keeps you happy, young man.

“I no longer want to make art that other people - particularly record companies -are turning into a product. I just want to make art."

Creating his own genre for his work, ‘horripilation’, the star described it saying: “It's horrifying, and it's depilatory. It will horrify the hair off of your legs."

Oh, really? [Checks watch] And what will you be doing to remove the hair off our legs?

The first set of films will be the four part ’Fantasma Gloria’.

"It's the visions of Lewis Carroll - in fact I'm playing Carroll", Manson told Rolling Stone.

Oh, well, that's breaking new ground isn't it? (Shh... nobody mention Tom Petty or Gwen Steffani...)

In the first instalment, the singer explores the origin of ’Alice In Wonderland’’s Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

He said: “I might add that the girls playing Tweedle Dee and Dum are twins who get to have real, genuine sex with each other. I like to make dreams come true."

Goodness, me, that will be upsetting and shocking. For anyone who's never seen Brookside, of course.

There is something about his burbling away that does, truly, put the fear of god into us:

“It's not like I'm going to stop making music and start knitting. I just don't think the world is worth putting the music into right now. First we're going to fix the world with horripilation."

Eighteen new songs, apparently. It's almost as if its taking him no time at all to come up with this movie ideas...