Do you remember THE ANGUISHED MAN? It’s the supposedly cursed painting, created by an artist who mixed his own blood in with the paints he used, then ended up committing suicide. When I first covered the story, I announced that I expected a movie to be forthcoming. Whatever happened to that movie? I thought of it this past week, so I did a little Internet research. While there is indeed a movie in the works, it appears to be stuck in preproduction. Probably this means that they’re trying to secure financing. Which sucks, because I’m still jazzed for the film.
The film, to be titled ANGUISHED, has a director attached to it, Tii Ricks, and is being produced by La Brea Pictures. Sadly its status on IMDB is officially “unknown” and the official website is down. Said IMDB status was updated in July of last year. Yep, it appears to have stalled. While some studio is doubtless going to greenlight the nineteenth PARANORMAL ACTIVITY flick, or force-feed us Horror fans CHILD’S PLAY XXI: CHUCKY PAYS ALIMONY, the opportunity for a fresh, engaging film sits untouched on a shelf somewhere. What a shame. I hope ANGUISHED gets made, and sooner rather than later. The concept is too good not to see celluloid in the near future.