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‘Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre’: A Gruesome Twist On The Classic Fairytale

ChampDog Films, the same production company behind the recently announced Cinderella’s Curse, is set to bring another horror adaptation to life with Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre.

This chilling retelling of the classic fairy tale is set to begin filming in August in the UK, with ITN Studios handling distribution. Directed by Louisa Warren and written by Jasmine Ebony Thomas, the film promises to take audiences on a terrifying journey filled with bloodshed, shocking twists, and a macabre exploration of the original story.

Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre revolves around Princess Thalia, whose world crumbles after the mysterious death of her father. Trapped in a loveless relationship with Prince Edison, Thalia’s social standing deteriorates, prompting the power-hungry Queen Velma to seize control of the kingdom. Employing dark magic and occult practices, Velma condemns Thalia to an eternal slumber, hoping to maintain her grip on power. However, fate intervenes when Thalia awakens, unraveling Velma’s web of deceit. The film promises a relentless series of violent and twisted events, featuring gory and graphically depicted deaths.

Lora Hristova takes on the lead role of Princess Thalia, breathing life into the character’s harrowing journey. Supported by a talented ensemble cast, including Lila Lasso, Leah Glater, Robbie Taylor, Sophie Rankin, Charlotte Coleman, and Judy Tcherniak, Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre brings together a group of performers ready to embrace the darkness and embody the complex dynamics of the narrative.

Director Louisa Warren is set on defying expectations with Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre. Promising to deliver an uncomfortable and utterly horrifying experience, Warren aims to turn the familiar tale on its head, pushing the boundaries of the horror genre. Drawing inspiration from the original material, Warren seeks to create a film that challenges viewers, blending shocking gore, visceral violence, and a web of lies that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre is poised to become a standout entry in the realm of horror retellings.

ITN Studios plans to release Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre in 2023, with sales commencing at the American Film Market (AFM). As excitement builds for this dark adaptation, fans of the genre and lovers of twisted fairy tales can eagerly anticipate a cinematic experience that pushes the boundaries of discomfort and horror.

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.