Director Casey La Scala is going to try and do something scary with the Christian faith. He plans on making a Christian Based Horror Movie. Casey could be the guy that blends together what some would call incompatible: a clear, evangelical call to get right with God and a movie designed to scare “the hell” out of its audiences. Will the movie work? Is he pushing the envelope with the film on making this a horror movie? In an WND interview Caseys says, “‘The Remaining’ has a lot of Christian themes; would this be embraced by faith-based community?” La Scala recalled. “They didn’t know. I argued [faith consumers] would be interested in something like this, because when you look at ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ it’s technically a horror movie. It’s a faith-based horror movie. That’s what it is.” I could be wrong but I think I may know where Casey may be going with this. Imagine if you are one of the Remnants that gets LEFT BEHIND. Now imagine the horror that ensues specially in the book of Revelations. If he brings a clear Christian sound doctrine to the story than I don’t see why this movie can’t work. Reading the book of revelation sounds something out of a horror novel. I say give it a chance and see what kind of positive things it can do for the kingdom of God. Casey maybe onto something that could easily make people question their mortality and their faith in God. The only thing that is more scary is being apart from God and that should strike fear into the Christian Believer who doesn’t share their faith with the world.
WND.COM: The terms “faith film” and “horror movie” don’t usually describe the same offering on the silver screen.
But writer and director Casey La Scala – whose credits include the mind-bending “Donnie Darko,” horror remake “Amityville: The Awakening,” and the groundbreaking faith film “A Walk to Remember” – may be just the guy to blend together what some would call incompatible: a clear, evangelical call to get right with God and a movie designed to scare “the hell” out of its audiences.
La Scala told WND in an exclusive interview that he pitched the idea for “The Remaining,” his new movie coming to theaters Sept. 5, to Sony Affirm films, producers of faith-friendly projects like “Fireproof” and “When the Game Stands Tall” and distributor for movies like “Soul Surfer” and “Mom’s Night Out READ MORE: http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/faith-film-to-scare-the-hell-out-of-audiences/