“A great horror movie will do anything for you.”
Those words from director Andrew Stanton are still ringing in my head even though it has been two years since I sat down to watch “Dusk.”
The film follows the tale of a father (Michael Stuhlbarg) who’s struggling to cope with the death of his wife and three children when a supernatural entity attacks their home.
“Dawn” is a beautiful film, one that captures the essence of Stuhfel’s work while keeping the dark and dank atmosphere of “Dance” intact.
“A few years ago, I was thinking about a film about a mother who lost her child to a terrible disease and was looking for a way to show the world what life was like for her,” Stanton told me in an email.
“I saw this film and thought it could be an excellent film.
I then began to consider the themes of death and grief in a different light.
It made me wonder, ‘what would this film be like if I took it a step further?'”
This is the kind of thing Stanton’s been thinking about for a while now, and he’s found his answer.
“The film is about death,” Stanton explained.
“It’s about mourning for a loss of a parent.
It’s about the death and grieving that comes after the loss of your loved one.
But it’s also about hope and faith in the afterlife.
We have hope in the future.
And we have faith in God.”
The director said that his first instinct when watching the film was to find a way for the audience to feel that hope and hope for the future through the use of a heavy metal soundtrack.
The film opens with the haunting sounds of the Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” before the film takes a dive into an ominous world of darkness and darkness.
“That was the first time I had ever seen a movie like this and I think it’s very interesting,” Stanton said.
“In my mind, the movie’s about hope.
And that’s a very universal feeling.
It goes beyond a particular person, a specific thing.
And so the way that we feel about hope is to be hopeful.
“And then you have to go find something else. “
You have to believe in something,” Stanton continued.
“And then you have to go find something else.
And when you find something better, it makes you want to go back to it.”
This is where Stanton’s film stands in comparison to his first foray into horror.
“Night,” the director’s debut, is a tale of hope and loss that takes a darker turn after the first scene.
The dark atmosphere of the film doesn’t sit well with Stanton, but it does allow for the film to breathe some life into the already bleak and depressing world of the titular Night.
The “Dancing” story begins with a young boy (David O’Brien) who has just been transferred from foster care into a group home for children in the middle of nowhere.
“We find him in the group home, and we’re watching him play soccer,” Stanton recounted.
“He’s very small and frail, and there’s a big hole in his heart.
But the other kids are really nice and supportive.
He’s very kind, and they’ve been there for him, and his parents are very supportive.
So he ends up going to play soccer.
We watch him play for a few minutes, and then he’s moved to a different group home.
There’s nothing in that group home anymore.
And I remember thinking, ‘that’s really depressing.'”
The film is dark, and Stanton was drawn to the fact that the film is essentially a reflection of the same situation.
“For me, the thing that’s so heartbreaking about this film is that the world is changing,” Stanton recalled.
“Everything is changing, but there’s something that’s still very much the same.
It has nothing to do with any one person or the one person’s circumstances.
It is about the world, and people are doing things that are against the nature of the world.
There is no hope.
The only thing that can be hope is the hope that the people who are still here are doing what they can to make the world a better place.
I think that’s what is so devastating about this movie, is that it’s a reflection.
“There’s hope in this world, but then there’s hope that we will find that hope, and that hope is something that I’ve always been searching for. “
What you’re going to see is hope,” Stanton added.
“There’s hope in this world, but then there’s hope that we will find that hope, and that hope is something that I’ve always been searching for.
I’ve been searching ever since I was a child.
“They don’t care for anything that’s not hope.” “D”
But there’s no hope for anybody,” Stanton went on.
“They don’t care for anything that’s not hope.” “D