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Sleeping Beauty Horror Movie In The Works

The classic fairy tale is headed to a horror movie twist in Sleeping Beauty's Massacre.


There have been countless Sleeping Beauty remakes and interpretations, the most famous one being the Disney animated classic, which has its own live-action spin-offs and sequels. First reported by Bloody Disgusting, the iconic fairytale will be made into a horror movie by the creators of Cinderella's Curse, called Sleeping Beauty's Massacre.

Shooting is set to start in August in the United Kingdom with ITN Studios distributing. Much like Cinderella's Curse, Sleeping Beauty's Massacre will also be produced and directed by Louisa Warren with Jasmine Ebony Thomas (Motherland) writing.

"This film will flip everything as you know it on its head. It is savage, dark, and utterly horrifying," said Warren in a statement. "I am setting out to create the most uncomfortable horror experience to date. There will be lies, gore, and a big massacre. If you look back at the original material there is so much to play with."

There have been a few fairytale movies with a horror twist, probably the best-known being Snow White: A Tale of Terror with Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill. There was also 2016's The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, which was an adaptation of a book of the same name.

Sleepy Beauty's Massacre focuses on Princess Thalia being thrown to ruins after her father's mysterious death. Thalia lives with Prince Edison, whom she loves, but can no longer marry since losing her royal status. The evil Queen Thelma wants the kingdom for herself and will use her dark powers to take over by any means.

The film stars Lora Hristova as Princess Thalia, Judy Tcherniak as Thelma, Lila Lasso, Leah Glater, Robbie Taylor, Sophie Rankin, and Charlotte Coleman.

ITN Studios is planning a 2023 release.

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