Topic: Iron Maiden Do Horror

Frontman Bruce Dickinson tries his hand at screenwriting:

Following in the footsteps of Dee Snyder and Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has penned a horror film.

Entitled Chemical Wedding, the film is set to make its debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2008.

Directed by Julian Doyle, who is best known for his editorial work on such Monty Pyton affiliated classics as The Meaning of Life, Life of Brian and Terry Gilliam pieces including Brazil and Time Bandits, the film is said to be about the reincarnation of legendary occultist Aleister Crowley (yes, the same Crowley made famous in song by Ozzy). Doyle is credited as co-writing the script with Dickenson.

Chemical Wedding stars Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Kal Webber, Lucy Cudden, Jud Charlton, and John Schrapnel.

Dickinson's last foray into cinematic horror was a bit part in the 1981 film The Incubus.

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damn that sounds so awesome as hell. Iron Maiden kicks ass and i am looking  so damn forward to this movie cool

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Yeah i know tell me about it. Great to see that he's going through with this and contributing to horror. Now only if David Drahman will do horror.

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BlackDeathDamien wrote:

Entitled Chemical Wedding, the film is set to make its debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2008.

The kurt cobain and courtney love story.....

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survivalist wrote:
BlackDeathDamien wrote:

Entitled Chemical Wedding, the film is set to make its debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2008.

The kurt cobain and courtney love story.....

No. This has nothing to do with Cobain nor Love. But that is funny though.

Here's the full description to Chemical Wedding:

Jack Parsons was a brilliant chemist and inventor of the rocket fuel used for the US space flight to the moon. He was also a fanatical believer in the Magic of Aleister Crowley the aging occultist who considered himself 'The Beast' incarnate.

In 1947 Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard were performing Crowley's mystic rituals in a house in Pasadena, California. Parsons wrote excitedly to his occult leader, Crowley.

'I have had the most devastating experience of my life. I have been in direct touch with One who is most Holy and Beautiful as mentioned in your 'Book of the Law'. First instructions were received through Lafayette Ron Hubbard the seer. I have followed them to the letter. There was a desire for incarnation. I am to act as an instructor, guardian, guide for nine months; then it will be loosed on the world...'

Crowley wrote despairingly to a disciple about Parsons:

It appears that he has given away both his girl and his money to this writer of science fiction and is now invoking the ritual to produce a MOONCHILD. I am fairly frantic...'

Nine months later while being visited by two students from Cambridge, Crowley died of cardiac degeneration. Missing from his personal possessions was his pocket-watch. His funeral took place in the Chapel of the Brighton Crematorium. The final rites were performed by the novelist Louis Marlowe reading extracts from Crowley's 'Book of the Law'. The Brighton Echo denounced the whole ceremony as a Black Mass. In 1952 Jack Parsons was blown up in his laboratory in Pasadena. L. Ron Hubbard died on his yacht as leader of the controversial Church of Scientology.

But did the issue end with these three deaths? Would Crowley, as he claimed, ever return from death to rule the world? Why did US astronauts name a crater on the moon after Jack Parsons? Is L. Ron Hubbard really dead? What had been generated by the ceremony in California that seemed to signal Crowley's demise? And what happened to the missing pocket-watch?

Unanswered questions till, late in the twentieth century, when Dr. Joshua Mathers brought a 'state of the art' interactive suit from Cal Tech California to Cambridge in England to be hitched up to the Z93, the biggest super-cooled, super-conductive computer in the world.

Last edited by BlackDeathDamien (2008-03-18 03:45:49)

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Eh, I'll pass on that one..

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I'll check this one out just because Bruce Dickenson is a friggin' space cadet.  Anything written by the guy who endorsed bringing your daughter to a slaughter has got to be good for a few laughs.

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i hope it opens with number of the beast.  that'd be just awesome smile

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Sounds fun to me, ill check it out.

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The plot sounds weird, but it's BRUCE DICKINSON. If he writes a movie, I'll see it. If he wants more cowbell, I give him more cowbell, baby.

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Not to change the subject really but wasn't Glenn Danzig gonna make a movie on his comic book something La Rogue.....I can't speak cajun lol.

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I am going to see it.

Even if the song is not in the movie it should be in the credits.
"Number of the Beast"

It sounds like a movie that is out in left field, if you are not right in the head it may make sense.

I think I will understand and love it. tongue

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maybe eddie will make an appearance;)

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We can only hope Doc, we can only hope. wink

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i think this will be cool. since Rob Zombie was the ony person; IMO; who is doing anything origional in horror holywood these days, it would b nice to see some more metal icons doing some origional horror stuff. Bruce Dickinson is freakin awesome and his music has been amazing... so if the movie is done in an origional style like Zombies movies have been, then i think it will b good

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Having been an Iron Maiden fan ( saw them with Twisted Sister ), this should be a damn good show. Looking forward to it

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I'd love to see a Maiden film.