Larry Wade Carrell, fresh from having secured distribution for indie Slasher film Jacob, is now willing to give his arm to get his next project made. In Jacob, as cataclysmic douche Otis, Carrell gets his arm torn from its socket. It is this fake arm, created by Kristi Boul, that is now up for grabs.
The money raised by the sale of the arm will go to making a new horror film, Sorrow, a reality. Carrell has described Sorrow as a blend of CSI and The Devil’s Rejects. The official description reads:
“A woman attacked by psychotic killers manages to escape seeking revenge on her aggressors she refuses to surrender as police close in.”
Sorrow is billed as a “tribute to the 1970s horror genre, which, to me, brings to mind such films as The Last House on the Left and I Spit On Your Grave.
Now, I gotta be honest, normally the description would make me a tad leery. See, I’m no fan of the rape-revenge subgenre (though, to be fair, there’s no specific mention of rape in the movie’s promo material), BUT, the main reason these movies typically make me feel unpleasantly uncomfortable is that they’re almost exclusively written and directed by men. Just seems that issues of rape (or extreme violence against women) as a catalyst for female empowerment via revenge is simply not for men to write about. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to see a woman’s take on the subject and, from what I can tell, I just might get to see exactly that.
See, Sorrow’s creator is a woman. Millie Loredo has written the script and, if this thing can get off the ground, she is set direct the picture. Along with Carrell and Dillon Bowen, Loredo is also a producer on Sorrow.
So, if you’re as intrigued as I am, wander over to the Sorrow Kickstarter page and give them some love. You might get a fake arm out of it, one created by an award winning, second generation special effects artist. As Carrell says, “[Kristi Boul’s] aunt worked on such films as Poltergeist and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Feel free to quote me on that!”
I just did, Larry.