I couldn’t help but smile when I found out that Chris Alexander and Barbie Wilde are going to be involved in a feature horror project, Blue Eyes. Last year iHorror had the chance to review two of Barbie’s novels: The Venus Complex & Voices of the Damned, and both were fantastic reads! If this film holds the same quality as these novels, well, we are in excellent shape. Check out the press release below and we will share more details about this film as they become available.
From The Press Release:
Executive Producers, Chris Alexander, and Barbie Wilde are proud to announce their new feature length horror film project Blue Eyes, starring electronic music legend, performance artist and actor Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Queen of Blood).
Blue Eyes will be directed by Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood, Female Werewolf and the upcoming Blood Dynasty), with a script written by Alexander and Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and author (The Venus Complex, Voices of the Damned). The script is based on an original story by Wilde.
“Gazza Hunt is a man living on the edge, a man whose life has been battered down by bum luck and bad decisions and who has simply given up. Homeless, hopeless and wracked by addiction, Gazza’s desperate existence is interrupted one night when, wandering in the woods, he follows a glowing blue light to a freshly dug hole in the earth where he finds an ethereal, nude sleeping beauty, perfect in every way. But, as Gazza soon learns, this woman isn’t asleep. She’s dead. And yet somehow Gazza is still uncontrollably drawn to her…this blue girl…with those blue eyes…”
About Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander is a Canadian-based, internationally published writer, composer, and filmmaker and has served as editor-in-chief of such notable film magazines as Fangoria, Gorezone and Delirium and film websites ComingSoon.net and ShockTillYouDRop.com. As a filmmaker, he is the writer, director and composer of the award-winning vampire film Blood for Irina, its follow-up/sequels, Queen of Blood and Blood Dynasty and the erotic drama Female Werewolf. Alexander has also composed original music for films like Joseph O’Brien’s Devil’s Mile, Larry Kent’s She Who Must Burn and Chris Walsh’s stop-motion horror film The Shutterbug Man (starring film legend Barbara Steele). His full-length solo electronic music album Music for Murder is out now on the Giallo Disco label.
About Barbie Wilde
Barbie Wilde is best known fro playing the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker’s classic British cult horror movies, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and for portraying a vicious thug in Michael Winner’s Death Wish 3. In the early ’80s, Wilde danced and sang professionally at the top nightclubs and rock venues in New York, London, Amsterdam and Bangkok with her group, SHOCK, which was signed to RCA Records. In the 1980s and 1990s, she wrote and presented eight music and film review TV programs in the UK.
In 2012, Comet Press published Wilde’s debut serial killer novel, The Venus Complex, prompting Fangoria Magazine to call her “…one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around.” In 2015, SST Publications published a full color, illustrated collection of Wilde’s short horror stories called Voices of the Damned in hardback, paperback, and Kindle. Voices of the Damned features artwork and illustrations by some of the top artist of the genre, including Clive Barker, Nick Percival, Daniele Serra, Ben Baldwin, Vincent Sammy, Tara Bush, Steve McGinnis and Eric Gross.
About Nivek Ogre
Nivek Ogre is a Canadian musician, performance artist and actor best known as a founding member of the industrial band, Skinny Puppy. Ogre has been involved with many other industrial music acts such as KMFDM, Rx, Pigface, PTP, The Tear Garden, The Revolting Cocks, Ministry and his side project ohGR. He also composed two music tracks for the computer game Descent II. his current projects include ohGr and the reformed Skinny Puppy. Ogre has appeared as Pavi Largo in the rock opera film. Repo! The Genetic Opera, as well as Harper Alexander in the comedy-horror film entitled 2001 Maniacs: Field of SCreams. Ogre is reunited with Repo! Director Darren Lynn Bousman for the musical short film, The Devil’s Carnival. In 2014 he starred in Chris Alexander’s Queen of Blood.
Reviews for the work of Chris Alexander:
Blood for Irina: “…a hypnotic, bombastic, audacious, challenging & enveloping cinematic experience.” -horrornews.net
Queen of Blood: “…There is an aesthetic beauty to it that makes it visually stunning. It has a breathtaking and exquisite look to it.” -HorrorFreakNews
“Female Werewolf is what Alexander calls a ‘fetish’ film, driven by obsessive imagery, sensuality, and music, favoring beauty and emotion over graphic gore and shock but still filled with darkness and dread.” – Dread Central
“Bloody Dynasty shows Alexander sharpening his aesthetic approach. The photography shows a new carefulness in how shots are framed and composed. The editing displays a sharper command of rhythm, with certain shots and patterns of shots artfully revived throughout the film like the visual equipment of motifs in a musical composition. The score also has a new sense of grandeur, with some score cues having a heavy, prog-rock feel that brings a surprising oomph to certain sequences.” -Schlockmania
Reviews for the work of Barbie Wilde:
The Hellbound Hearts Anthology: “Barbie Wilde’s ‘Sister Cilice’ is devastatingly haunting, piercingly erotic and is one of the true stand-out stories of the anthology.” – All Things Horror
The Venus Complex: … “Damaged people, ultraviolence, murder and explicit sex – what’s not to love about her work?” – Fangoria.
Voices of the Damned: “…sensual in its brutality.” “As much a chilling collection of frightful fiction as a delight for the darker sense, this is a satisfying triumph in a befitting, unforgiving style.” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Reviews for the work of Nivek Ogre:
“(Ogre) has a presence about him and the theatrics that go with performing music live do him well in film…” -AintItCool.com
“In Queen of Blood, Nivek Ogre has a breakout scene that will have audiences disturbed and astounded by his ability to literally throw himself into a role.” – Wylie Writes.
“Ogre’s visual presentation-both personally, and the construction of the sets and costumes-is the skin and soul of the Skinny Puppy Show.” – Fangoria