This might be something that you find difficult to get your head around, but director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) has expressed his interest in making a scary movie. In a recent interview with author Donna Tartt, Anderson said:
“I have thought of doing a horror movie […] Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions…. With the kind of movies I do, you’re supposed to say is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad? Well, you say, I don’t know. I’m not sure. This is the way we wanted it. When you make a horror or a thriller, you say you’re supposed to be scared here. You’re supposed to be relieved here. Here we’re explaining something so you know the next part so you’ll be more scared then. I like the idea of the requirements and the obligations of working in a genre like that. I’ve done some scenes like that, but I’d like to do a scary movie.”
Wes Anderson is known for his quirky, deadpan humour, ironic characters and colourful visual style, so it would definitely be interesting to see his take on the horror genre. His eccentricity and attention to detail could work extremely well at creating a uniquely scary movie. Plus, he has a loyal and devoted base of fans that, undoubtedly, would be keen to see their beloved Anderson do just about anything. If he can transfer his skills in comedy creation to conjuring fear, tension and suspense, then we’re definitely on board for a Wes Anderson tale of terror.