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Writer/director Dante Tomaselli has completed a new, leaner
cut of his latest shocker TORTURE CHAMBER, and has marked the occasion by
sending along a batch of exclusive new photos. Jump past the jump to see ’em,
and get Tomaselli’s update on the movie.
“I finished a longer edit of the film in the early summer,
but felt it needed to be trimmed,” Tomaselli tells Fango. “It was nearly two
hours; now it’s one hour and 32 minutes, and officially completed. I feel it’s
the length it’s supposed to be now. The film is leaner and tighter while still
very atmospheric, and the colors and sounds are pristine. TORTURE CHAMBER moves
like a warped funhouse ride. There are dark tunnels with trap doors—you never
know what’s around the next corner.
“At the heart of the supernatural mayhem is a family in deep
psychic pain,” he continues. “13-year-old Jimmy is a pyromaniac, disfigured by
experimentation with drugs. Sometimes he wears the ancient tribal mask of
Baalberith—demon of blasphemy and murder. His religious mother thinks he’s
possessed, and his brother is a Catholic priest who tries to exorcise him. This
movie is really about family sickness, being trapped in childhood and the
confusion of being alive. Since I trimmed the picture, the sound temperature
shifted. I spent a few months revamping the audio design, giving it more of a
pulse and a dark-night-of-the-soul feel. This film, with its emphasis on the
unconscious mind, was created to be experienced in stereo. The soundtrack is 50
percent of the equation. There are many layered audio textures that conjure an
eerie, hypnotic mood. This is a subliminal horror film.”
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