It’s always a stroke of luck when a horror movie gets a strong audience reaction. If somebody protests the film, vomits during the screening, or- luck of lucks!- drops dead of a heart attack- there’s just that much more proof that the thing works.
Case in point, Lucky McKee’s Woman, which premiered at Sundance and not only saw a woman fall down in her rush out the theater and away from the nefarious flickering images but also drew the ire of at least one moviegoer, who was thrown out of the theater after causing a scene. Another audience member captured the whole thing on tape, a terrific rant where the guy questions the morals of the filmmaker and audience who apparently loved it (from the sound of things) and basically cements it in your head that this will be a movie worth seeing. Enjoy!
That Sundance employee has the patience of a saint. Anyone else would’ve just chucked that guy’s ass out of there- I like how the mad audience member felt entitled to give his stupid opinion. It’s not about you at the Q&A, moron.
Woman is Lucky McKee’s first film since 2008’s Brian Cox-starring Red. One thing Red has in common with Woman is that they’re both adaptations of Jack Ketchum novels. Woman is loosely based on Offspring, a novel that has actually already been adapted into a film called of the same name and is itself a sequel to Ketchum’s novel Off Season. The Off Season/ Offspring novels are perhaps the most straight-up horror of his work- Ketchum likes to dabble in stories that mimic true crime like The Girl Next Door and The Lost, but the Off novels are about a clan of feral cannibals that live in a cave and brutally murder and eat lots and lots of people.
The official synopsis of Woman- The Woman is the last surviving member of a feral clan that has roamed the Northeast Coast for decades. When the last of her family is killed in a battle with the police, The Woman finds herself alone, severely wounded and vulnerable. Unfortunately, she is now a far too easy prey for local hunter, successful country lawyer and seriously disturbed family man Christopher Cleek. With his twisted set of ideals, Cleek decides to embark upon a deranged project – to capture her and “break” The Woman – a decision that will soon threaten the lives of Cleek, his family and The Woman.
We’ll let you know about release plans about this clearly very effective film when we hear them.
(Thanks to Melvin for the tip, who also pointed out that the angry man in question looks a lot like Michael Moriaty of Troll fame. Hmm…)