Magazine article Screen International

‘Beyond Clueless’ Director to Make Horror Cinema Doc

Magazine article Screen International

‘Beyond Clueless’ Director to Make Horror Cinema Doc

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Charlie Lyne, the filmmaker behind teen movies documentary Beyond Clueless, is to turn his attention to horror for the BBC.

Fear Itself (working title) will be built from material spanning more than 100 years of horror cinema and reunites Lyne with Beyond Clueless producers Catherine Bray and Anthony Ing.

As well as studying the genre, which dates back to the beginning of film, Lyne will attempt to subvert the traditional formalities of the arts documentary to create a movie every bit as scary as the films at its centre.

A statement from the BBC explained: "Our journey through horror will be led not by historical chronology, but by the physical experience of fear within the human brain.

"We'll track a course through the involuntary reactions that make horror possible, and use them as a jumping-offpoint to explore how horror filmmakers tap into our most fundamental impulses."

The BBC Arts Production will be one of a raftof titles that the BBC has commissioned exclusively for its VOD platform, iPlayer. …

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