Yes, THE NEW MUTANTS is a Horror Movie
Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what director Josh Boone had to say: “I’d say biggest influences for this movie were [One Flew Over the] Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining and Dream Warriors. I do love Dream Warriors, I loved the first [Nightmare on Elm Street] as well, but this is very much a rubber reality horror movie for the first about 75% of the movie and then it becomes something else. It follows the logic of those early Wes Craven movies and all that.” THE SHINING and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS as the biggest influences? Yes, it’s a Horror film. Continued Boone: “I can’t believe they’re letting us make this movie. If you knew all the stuff in it, I still am like, ‘Do they know how fucked up this movie is?’ It is, but we’re trying to make something that would make you scream just as much as it’ll grab your heart and make you cry…“It’s a supernatural horror movie. I’d say this is pushed as far as you could push a PG 13…we’ve pushed stuff as far as we could push it.”
The origin story of Rahne Sinclair, portrayed by Maisie Williams of GAME OF THRONES infamy, would fit nicely into a Horror groove. There’s nothing supernatural about Rahne—she’s a mutant—but she’s a mutant who transforms into a werewolf. Does the lack of a supernatural factor make a werewolf any less scary, if you’re about to be shredded by one?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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