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quietearth [Celluloid 01.21.08] horror

With Gallo's long history of doing Disney style family films, I'm really surprised he's going in this direction. The Funeral Director is a morbid tale about loss, death, resurrection, the recently deceased, and is being produced by Blue Cactus Pictures.

The script is written by Pete Red Sky (The White Horse is Dead) who is also directing. Chris Moore is producing, and shooting will complete on February 3rd. It also stars Sage Stallone, Delphine Bafort, and Esther De Jong. It was recently announced Vincent will be starring in Dario Argento's "Giallo", so I'm wondering if Gallo is turning into the Italian Vincent Price.

Since the film is in production, we don't have much info at this time, but we do have a long synopsis following, and be sure to check back because we have lots more to come!

"A broken-hearted man, Kevin, finds company in a pet cricket. After ditching a lucrative advertising job, he signs on as an apprentice in a funeral home and finds himself not only working for a sexually starved pre-menopausal funeral director, but also rooming with her free spirited nymphomaniac niece.

In a strange way, Kevin becomes like one of the old Renaissance masters by taking the dead corpses to study and advance his art by photographing them. While the nymphomaniac becomes addicted to the idea of helping him win back his ex-girlfriend they find themselves exploring loss, death, and resurrection. In a dark romanticism, Kevin attempts to artistically reincarnate the dead people by dressing them up in elaborate costumes and makeup, trying to recapture the memory of their best human quality and to defy the tragedy of their death."

That's all we know for now, folks. Stay tuned.

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christopher (14 years ago) Reply

disney-style family films? this is the guy who did buffalo 66 and brown bunny!


quietearth (14 years ago) Reply

I was joking, heh.


Anonymous (14 years ago) Reply

I just finished working on this film, it was a crazy ride...


anon (13 years ago) Reply

i worked on this film too. where did it go? it was totally deleted from imdb. anyone have any info?


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Hey guys I worked with you too, but I like that we are all staying anonymous. The imdb link was deleted some time ago, not sure who, but the film became I believe Vincent's in the end, so who knows what became of it...


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

I als worked on this film, have looked for any info, and still nothing..., anyone have a link to something?

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