Variety has announced some news that should be mighty tantalizing to fans of the darker expressions of post-punk: Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy will star in the forthcoming horror film BlackGloveKiller, by the Canadian composer/Fangoria editor/film director Chris Alexander.
The duo is set to begin later this year filming a story that they described as “an erotic, violent fever dream driven by mood, music and atmosphere.” BlackGloveKiller tells the story of a beautiful predator named Miranda who hunts for prey at night.
Alexander, who also wrote the film, said it “really aims to be a horror film like no other horror film, one that nods to its influence but is still distinctly the product of my own imagination.” The director previously made the horror pics Blood For Irina and Female Werewolf.
Both Ogre (née Kevin Ogilvie) and Murphy have prior acting credits. Ogre memorably played a character called, um, “Ogre” in Repo! The Genetic Opera, and had a role in Alexander’s 2014 film Queen of Blood. Murphy had a small role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, credited as “the Cold One.” He also appeared, uncredited, in the classic vampire film The Hunger, in his capacity as Bauhuas’ singer, in club scene wherein he mimed the band’s signature song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” You’ve probably seen that clip, but we’ll post it anyway, right after we show you this clip of Ogre in Repo. He’s the guy in the mask. NSFW unless you have earphones, for here there be f-bombs.
And of course here’s that classic Bauhaus clip from The Hunger. (David Bowie’s prey here is none other than singer/actress Ann Magnuson of Bongwater fame.)