By Michael Gingold
Richard Stanley, director of the highly regarded horror features HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL, has taken his second career as a cultural anthopologist to the Internet. He went live recently with a new website called Terra Umbra—Empire of Shadows, which delves into “the mysteries behind the material that inspired such authors as Dan Brown, Kate Mosse, Philip K. Dick, H.P. Lovecraft, Trevor Ravenscroft, Jules Verne and Otto Rahn.”
As for his film project, he’s still gearing up to shoot his apocalyptic thriller VACATION, with a start date currently targeted for this spring. He’s also busy writing a pair of scripts—one of which, Fango has learned, is a samurai epic for Japanese director Takashi Miike! We’ll let you know more about all these as further details come in.