Adonis & Aphrodite
Writer and director David Chaudoir has started screening an unusual new horror film, written specially for actress Madeleine Bowyer. Very unusual indeed… as well as unique, unassuming and unexpected!
The pair met on Chaudoir’s soon to be released dark fantasy short Bad Acid. Chaudoir explains, “I had a story in mind that I wanted to write, concerning very dark goings on in a wealthy neighbourhood, however, what I had in mind would have cost a huge amount of money.”
Inspired by actress Madeleine Bowyer’s performance in Bad Acid he decided to write a monologue. “I remembered that Alan Bennett had written a number of monologues for a series called Talking Heads. I was temped to look them up on YouTube but resisted.” What he has written is equally inspired by Roald Dahl since the film takes a very dark twist at the end.
“It’s very hard to describe what happens in this woman’s life without giving the whole plot away. The film requires patience, which is in short supply these days, but stick with it and you will be rewarded”.
Bowyer’s beautifully paced performance, and Chaudoir’s directorial light touch, captures the dry, subtle humour and builds horror up to the last frame.
“Bad things come to those who wait.”
Adonis & Aphrodite is a rare horror film that relies solely on the testimony of the protagonist, who may or may not be reliable…
“Reminiscent both of Mike Leigh and Jim Broadbent’s Sense Of History. The satan in the suburbs sensibility was suggestive of Saki. The performance was great too. The writing was brilliant, effortless and ever so fluid.” – Weareconclave.com
“A fabulous piece of work. Beautiful writing that builds brilliantly and has some cracking laughs” – Alwyn Turner