First up, if you aren't familiar with Picone's work you can read a bit about him in our previous Italian Horror Week entries:
You can also check out Anger of the Dead.
His newest project that is current in the funding phase is Dead Bride. It has a trailer that has some horrific elements with which Italian Horror fans will be familiar. He nails some of the best stereotypes from Italy from the 70's with everything from live insects to priests. Yes it has modern sensibilities including the ever overused jump scare with the mouth-agape ghostly visage set to ear drum blistering loud sting, but beneath that and surrounding it are the elements that historically have made Euro Horror a cult sensation. Check out some early stills and the trailer below and read the press release when you get the chance. Then share the Facebook page and get the word out.
As I always say, Italian Horror lives! It isn't just in the retro titles of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Filmmakers are making movies now and creating good Horror.
Dead Bride is being presented with a Pitch trailer, produced by Metrovideo and directed by the Italian
director Francesco Picone, his second feature film
After her father's death, Alyson, her partner Richard and their baby return to her childhood home.
Following a few shocking supernatural events, Alyson discovers that she and her family have been
living with a terrible curse, unleashed in the past by a bride killed by Alyson's grandfather.
Soon after Alyson's child disappears and she has no choice but to embark on a frightening journey into the underworld, to free herself from the bride's curse and to look for her daughter.
DEAD BRIDE is a psychological horror, containing within it all of the classical elements, typical of the genre that has created a niche in popular culture.
The story has all the necessary elements to be a success: a psychological plot that will absorb the
spectator’s attention, a high dose of suspense and various twists in the storyline that will leave the
audience anything but indifferent to the unfolding of events.
The production is looking for funds to enter the pre-production phase later this year. Follow the Facebook page