Marilyn Manson's Twisted Relationship with Lewis Carroll


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Marilyn Manson in Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll.

Imagine: it's Victorian England. A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention. Now all his nightmares know his name. He is Lewis Carroll and he is terrified of what waits for him each night.

You can imagine that Manson would give it an even deeper, darker, erotic, disturbing, bondage-like twist. I mean, Carroll's work of Alice in Wonderland was considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative structure and imagery have been quite influential in pop culture -- particularly in the fantasy arena. And Marilyn Manson's music has been the exact same in heavy metal. He's got the dark, dirty, fantasy thing down pat when it comes to his lyrics, projected image and music videos.

Unfortunately, the trailer at the time caused a lot of back lash, and production hit a wall. To be exact, it "was unlikely it will ever see the light of day."

Then -- ta-da! -- on February 6, Manson took to his Twitter account with the following news..

Happy that my PHANTASMAGORIA screenplay, with me portraying Lewis Carroll, is in production. His diaries inspired the best horror film ever.

Check out the trailer here:

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3 comments
charlesmonroe
charlesmonroe

Great article Lauren Wise, but I think you should investigate a little further before publishing something like this... Marilyn Manson announced the film at the 56th Berlin Film Festival in 2006, after working on the film for four years. 

anniecolarco2
anniecolarco2

I always knew that he would branch out & go onto writing & acting. A true genius!

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