Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are teaming with Craig Macneill and Clay Chapman, the team behind the indie horror film The Boy (no, not the one about the creepy doll, the other one), for a new psychological horror anthology series being developed for Amazon. The series is called Unknown, and “plunges into the corners of the American landscape, probing the intersection of folklore and our bloody history of true crime.” The intersection of folklore and our bloody history of true crime is one of my favorite spots to hang out, so this sounds pretty cool to me.
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Still bummed about the fact that Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness is no longer happening? Well, there’s not much I can do about that… but perhaps today’s Video of the Day will help ease your H.P. Lovecraft craving just a tiny bit. Craig Macneill‘s Late Bloomer isn’t a Lovecraft adaptation per se, but it explicitly draws inspiration from the horror author’s oeuvre to tell the tale of one “seventh grade sex ed class gone horribly wrong.” The funny short film played at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and is now available in its entirety online.
A note of warning to our readers: Late Bloomer isn’t technically NSFW — you don’t see anything more explicit than you would in a basic junior high school health textbook, and the terms used are more euphemistic or clinical than outright filthy — but I doubt even the most relaxed boss would be thrilled to hear florid descriptions of adolescent lust and genitalia ringing through the office hallways. Once you’re positive you’re not sitting anywhere that you could get in trouble for sexual harrassment, watch the video after the jump.
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