MARLO MAGDALENE'S: A CALL FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
A CALL FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
marlo magdalene is a filmmaker whose work explores the transgressive space of Black memory, social death, intercellular trauma, and the underbelly of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. The horror genre for marlo will always be the only space that can hold all these truths because in horror there is no ethical way to scale the moral boundaries of our own macabre realities. In horror, the stories we recite to ourselves about ourselves can be both celebrated and demonized in all its grotesque beauty. It is in the realm of the nightmares, where we can confront the very truth that keeps us up at night.
A Call From Inside the House is a short experimental interview between writer reek bell and filmmaker marlo magdalene. The two artists discuss marlo's obsession with horror films and the significance of femme monsters in cinema.
“As I finish the script for my debut feature film, I can’t help but wonder how it's important to identify the monster within yourself. This short is about surrendering to the things that possess your mind, body, and soul through a gothic lens. A meta take on how it feels to find yourself in the making of your own work.”