Ted Raimi to Make Directing Debut with THE SEVENTH FLOOR

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Movie News

Beloved genre figure Ted Raimi is finally to make his feature directorial debut.

Having appeared in the likes of Evil Dead II, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Shocker, Dark Man, Xena and brother Sam’s Spider-Man trilogy, Ted will be popping his feature film directing cherry with psychological thriller The Seventh Floor.

Speaking to Broke Horror Fan, Raimi said, “I’m directing my first feature this year, as a matter of fact. It’s called The Seventh Floor. Veva Entertainment is producing it, and we’re pre-pro now. We don’t start shooting until September, at the moment. It’s a thriller. I can’t tell you what it’s about, but it’s a psychological horror. I’m very expect about that. It’s not traditional horror; there’s no monsters or zombies or anything like that. It’s more in your head.”

On what his influences on this film are, Raimi added, “For this one, Roman Polanski and Dario Argento. Both of those guys are incredibly influential; Roman Polanski for his ability to build tension where there seemingly is none, and Dario Argento for his filmmaking style and the speed at which the action happens. It’s unbelievable. I’ve studied them to get a sense of it. I’m also heavily inspired by David Cronenberg. He for the same reason that I like Polanski. He’s able to create such amazing moments where there is no action, but you sense a palpable tension.”

As ever, expect more on The Seventh Floor as it develops.

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