Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: I had never seen even a snippet of the show Hoarders until recently, and I rather wish I still hadn’t. While I understand the horrific appeal I can’t quite get into being entertained/horrified by people who are obsessively driven to surround themselves with stuff. Unless, of course, they’re the subject of a horror film rather than a pseudo-documentary TV show. In that case, let’s hoard!
Adria Petty, daughter of Tom Petty and director of the Paris Hilton doc Paris, Not France, is now making a thriller called Suffocate in which hoarders play a key role.
Specifically, Deadline says that Suffocate is written by Ben Olson and follows “a group of city workers who enter a hoarder’s condemned brownstone and find it loaded with deadly traps, and an unrelenting killer. The group is forced to use their wits–and demolition tools–to stay alive.”
Once upon a time they same workers would have found only drug dealers or giant mutant alligators. Now it a crazy person trying to recreate scenes from Saw with their complete collection (in triplicate, naturally) of TV Guide. Times change, I guess.Cool Posts From Around the Web: