Director: Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson - Lewis Carroll
Marilyn Manson - Charles Dodgson
Lily Cole - Alice
A haunted writer in an isolated castle is tormented by sleepless nights and visions of a girl named Alice. He finds himself becoming a symptom of his own invention.
"Now all my nightmares know my name."
He is Lewis Carroll. Terrified of what waits for him each night.
I want to take the children’s story that we all know, and discover the horrifying roots that grow beneath every one of its childish metaphors. The characters may be absurd and wrapped in puzzles, but, the author himself is the story that I find painfully close to me. Lewis Carroll is far more complex than the world’s narrow perception of him as a quiet deacon, a mathematician and a loner, simply obsessed with photographing young girls. He was possibly one of the most divided souls living in his own hell that the world has overlooked.
- MARILYN MANSON
In 2005 it was announced that Marilyn Manson was planning to create a feature film Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll. A promotional trailer for the project was created and shown to journalists and investors at the 56th Berlin Film Festival, 2006.
The trailer was not immediatly released to the public, only a set of promotional stills were released on the official Marilyn Manson websited MarilynManson.com [see right].
In 2010 a company that claimed to have worked on the promotional trailer released it through their vimeo account, this video was later removed and Marilyn Manson posted a response on myspace to say it should have never leaked, the trailer has since been released through marilynmanson.com.
Phantasmagoria was due to begin filming after the world tour promoting EAT ME, DRINK ME in 2007, however it currently remains unknown what the status of the film is.
Director - Marilyn Manson
Original Story - Marilyn Manson
Screenplay - Marilyn Manson / Geoff Cox / Anthony Silva
DP - Benoît Debie
Still Photography - Steven Klein
Original Music - Marilyn Manson
Producer - Alain De La Mata
Production - Bluelight
Anthony Silva - DP, editor, and screenwriter
Rudy Coby - Illusionist and Visual Supervisor
Marilyn Manson - Charles Dodgson / Lewis Carroll / Bird Face masked character
Lily Cole - Alice
Gottfried Helnwein - Evil Physician
The Porcelain Twinz
Dita Von Teese