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Five Things We Learned This Week – October 10th 2014

2) Dario Argento crowd funding film Sandman nabs Iggy Pop to star

argentoBoth Indiewire (here) and Variety (here) had “exclusive” stories yesterday telling us that Dario Argento is looking for $250,000 to fund his latest film Sandman starring Iggy Pop. Dario joins the recent spate of big name directors who have looked for public funding – namely Spike Lee and Zach Braff.

Here’s is what the site has to say about the film:

Our film tells the story of Nathan, a young (and dashingly handsome, natch) student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”: a masked killer who murders his victims with a lethally jagged melon spoon (yes, you read that right!), and claims their eyes as trophies (hey, everybody needs a hobby!). Nathan killed The Sandman years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother (and you think YOU’VE got childhood hangups!)…until he sees the beautiful (again, natch) woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that same masked killer (don’t you hate when that happens?). This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams…and the buried secrets of… you guessed it!… The Sandman, who’s on the hunt for plenty more Eye Candy!

Sounds awfully like Jeepers Creepers, yet Argento did bring us Suspiria, and with Iggy Pop thrown into the mix it will certainly be interesting. Get donating if you dare!

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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