Friday, February 28, 2014
'Two Red Eyes' Promises to be an Unsettling Mothman Horror Movie
I've been keeping tabs on "Two Red Eyes" for over a year now, and it finally appears that the movie is getting into it's final stages of development. For those of you who don't know, I'm a huge fan of "The Mothman Prophecies," and the Mothman urban legend in general.
To me, the best horror films are those that slowly get under your skin, to create a creeping dread that is unshakable long after the movie is over. "The Mothman Prophecies" is one such film, and hopefully, "Two Red Eyes" will be as well.
"Two Red Eyes" take cues from "The Mothman Prophecies" and "Marble Hornets" to create what promises to be one hell of a spooky movie.
Check out the introduction!
The trailer (now with the 2014 release date on it) was originally posted November 27, 2010 on Youtube; which was a little over a year after the first Slenderman Youtube series, "Marble Hornets" started. Like the uber-spooky "Marble Hornets," "Two Red Eyes" is a found footage film based on the videos shot by a man that was on a slow spiral into madness as he investigated an unknowable horror.
While I can't confirm it, it appears that the director and writer, Austin Cochran, was inspired by "Marble Hornets" in both visual style, and the approach to the horror story of his film.
In 2009, the mutilated body of Edward A. Paulson was discovered in a forest near Elm Haven, Wisconsin.
The death was a tragedy which rocked the small town of Elm Haven. Equally baffled were local authorities, as they were later unable to provide the answers to which Ed's family and friends were hoping for.
The investigators who worked on the case, collected over thirty hours of Edward's own personal and bizarre home video documents.
However, the case was later dropped due to insubstantial evidence and (according to local rumor) also due to each of the investigators assigned the case having reported "overwhelming unease and panic" while watching said footage.
The most pertinent files have been compiled and released by Ed's family in the hopes that someone may discover something within the footage to provide them closure.
The movie concept has development nicely, and I can't wait to see the final product. For a little bit of a teaser, here's the original footage "Case No. 67" that was put up on Youtube in July 2011 as a teaser for the film.
When more info comes out about "Two Red Eyes," I'll be sure to let you guys know!