Rocker Marilyn Manson has on Sunday Feb 12th, 2006 paid a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival just to raise interest for his directorial debut "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll."
Budgeted at about $4.2 million, Manson described the film as a "gothic psychological horror film. ... I want to make a psychological horror film that is unlike the kind we see today. I am more interested in making the kind of traditional horror that inspired what we see today."
"Phantasmagoria - The Visions of Lewis Carroll" is in fact a surreal-horrific look at the life of English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his "Alice in Wonderland" pseudonym Lewis Carroll. There in the film, Manson will play author Lewis Carroll. He was there attending the film festival with the companion of U.K. supermodel Lily Cole, who has been cast in the role of Alice in the film.