Cinderella, one of the most beloved classic fairytales, has taken an unexpected turn as it receives the gruesome treatment of a bloody horror movie. Following in the footsteps of “Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey,” a film that sparked the trend of crafting super low-budget horror flicks around cherished children’s characters, the latest addition to this peculiar genre is titled “Cinderella’s Curse.”
ChampDog Films has taken the reins in developing this twisted tale, with Louisa Warren leading the project as both director and producer. The screenplay for the film has been penned by Harry Boxley, known for his work on the chilling adaptation of “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” The cast boasts talents such as Kelly Rian Sanson, Chrissie Wunna, and Danielle Scott.
In an interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Louisa Warren expressed her excitement about the film, stating, “This is an incredibly unique spin on the Cinderella we all love and know. There are going to be some truly horrific deaths at her hands. I believe gore enthusiasts will be in for a treat with my dark retelling.”
Interestingly, the original Cinderella fairytale harbors its fair share of macabre and unsettling elements, making it a fitting candidate for the horror genre. Within its narrative, one can find themes of cruelty, abuse, isolation, imprisonment, violence, and even mutilation. Perhaps one of the most gruesome scenes occurs when Cinderella’s stepsisters resort to drastic measures to fit into the coveted glass slipper, resulting in the gruesome act of self-mutilation as they amputate parts of their feet or toes.
With filming scheduled to commence in the United Kingdom next month, audiences can anticipate the release of “Cinderella’s Curse” in October 2023, courtesy of ITN Studios. As this blood-soaked rendition unfolds, viewers will witness a dark and terrifying side of the beloved fairytale, guaranteeing an unsettling cinematic experience that will linger long after the credits roll.