Simone Gandolfo‘s upcoming horror film Evil Things is about a blog that an evil torturer creates in order to reward teenagers who posts the most evil things they do. The mysterious prize will be given to the teenager who does the most evil thing. The synopsis is longer then most synopsis’s that you will ever read and may contain potential spoilers. The trailer for Evil Things looks sinister and gory. I for one like the trailer but some may not. Evil Things stars Marta Gastini, Pietro Ragusa, Aaron Omossie, Nicola Sorrenti and Jennifer Mischiati.
12th November 2011. 5’oclock. Abandoned house, in Pianche. Once you take the dirt road, after the fifth hairpin bend on the right, take the detour. This page will be automatically deleted…
A message, a blog, four kids take part in a pervert game. A torturer, the blog’s master, four victims, none of them really innocent - it is a trial live on the internet, where followers can vote for the life or death of the protagonists.
A cat chasing mouse ruthless game that begins with the EVIL THINGS blog that launches a contest: all of those that will post the most evil things, undergo uncontroversial judgement from users, and The Master’s mysterious judgment are to win a mysterious prize. The important thing is to win, whatever it takes, doing the evilest no matter what or against who.
Four kids: Nina, Christian, Julia and Nick, the winners who receive an email with the date and the place they have to pick their prize up from. It is a small town surrounded by mountains, inhabited by freaks and misfits, where someone who remains unseen closely spies on them.
Four characters that belong to both this viral generation and technological solitude, that find deep and immediate meaning in gratuitous violence, somehow a Clockwork Orange style life pushed to the limit of what is allowed and intimate, constantly under the web’s spotlight.
Who will be saved from the Master’s prize, that is, is anyone going to be saved? The game and virtual trial is to begin, the kids are going to be punished live, for the EVIL THINGS they have committed, with atonement proportionally equal to their cruelty. However, the person who pulls all of the strings, that is, The Master has already chosen Nina, the only one that does EVIL THINGS to her own self and not to others. The only one, that might be able to survive.
EVIL THINGS: A contemporary horror movie. A metaphor on voyeurism and on the meaning of punishment, but also on cynicism that turns it all into a show, even gratuitous violence. The reason being that to be seen, or noticed means to exist and to give one’s life meaning, even if it leads to death.