Surprise! I’ve decided since it’s rainy outside and May 20th (2003) is the anniversary of the final televised episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that I would get you all started on the Saturday chapters of HorrorCon earlier than scheduled. However, there will still be another chapter for this Friday, plus some info on a new story idea that is in competition with my “coyote” concept for next project to tackle. It’s my answer to the numbing popularity of slasher and “torture porn” flicks, but with a bit of family values thrown in. Yes, it will be delightfully twisted. And if you liked the bat shit madness behind Welcome to Cydonia, you are seriously going to dig this.
We are fortunate to have the decidedly natural, almost anti-Hollywood gifts of actress Sarah Rivas to lend to our character of Eliza today. I caught Sara this weekend on the Independent Film Channel in a film called Manic that did the festival circuit circa 2001 and starred a handful of really talented young actors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, and Elden Henson. Their performances benefited greatly by portraying deeply troubled teens doing time in the juvenile wing of a mental institution under the tutelage of the incredibly committed – both in his character and his approach to the role – Don Cheadle. It’s a pretty engaging and indicting portrait of the darker aspects of today’s youth culture, which is something that interests me a great deal and informs a lot of my work. Anyway, it’s a pleasure to have Ms. Rivas join us today and so as not to take up too much of her time, let’s get to the story:
Eliza and Dmitrije greet the morning in their usual (or is that “unusual”?) way as each attempt to get on with the busy day. However, both find a way to avoid their respective tasks at hand, and a dark room makes for a “chance” encounter – the results of which reveal a few more painful secrets.
HorrorCon – Saturday (part one) available by request only.