Psoro, The Human Centipede II and Hair of the Dog
The horror movie Psoro is relying on real SFX to deliver viewers the kind of gore that CGI can’t just duplicate. I was talking to UK filmmaker Wayne Daniells today via Skype to get an update on Psoro. The lead role for this film absolutely needed an intense actor that could deal with a movie that had hardcore effects and a provocative storyline. The on set camera SFX are going to grab viewers, but we wanted an actor that could really get into the skin of the character (no pun).
We end up being able to cast talented actor Lucas Hansen from The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) as the lead. I was not at the pub where Wayne and visual artist Paul While met him at. I was in So Cal knowing at some point I would need the hair of the dog to recover from my adventures. Margarita Sophia a “feisty Brooklyn publicist who drinks too much, dances too fast, laughs too loud and loves indie films!” would have been proud.
I’m talking to Wayne running through different parts of the making of Psoro. There are three screenwriters and producers on this movie, so there is a blend of ideas. We talk more about the lead role in Psoro. When a movie director sits down with an actor they can read if they want to work with them.
Wayne told me Lucas Hansen was the actor for this role. Then he tells me that The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) movie from writer and director Tom Six is banned in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification for the following:
“The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims. Examples of this include a scene early in the film in which he masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later in the film in which he becomes aroused at the sight of the members of the ‘centipede’ being forced to defecate into one another’s mouths, culminating in sight of the man wrapping barbed wire around his penis and raping the woman at the rear of the ‘centipede’.”
The ban wasn’t what got my attention. The brilliant move from writer and director Tom Six was to include footage of the first movie. He put product placement of the original product right in the second movie. That’s great marketing. Tom Six I raise a shot of Crown Royal to you.
What I’m excited about right now is that Psoro will be a franchise horror movie series. Yes, Tim “Timbo” Beachum I did just type this will be a franchise. The thing with most indie films is they never get finished or go nowhere. Psoro has too much fuel to stop. Actor Lucas Hansen is under the spotlight to deliver one hell of a performance. UK director Wayne Daniells is under the spotlight to translate his vision to viewers with the right camera angles. UK SFX creator Paul While is under the spotlight to create fantastic gore that grabs you. These creative souls are going to give horror fans what they want. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT