Raven Gregory, writer of Zenescope Entertainment’s Escape from Wonderland, chatted it up with our very own Lan Pitts over at Shotgun Reviews.
Escape from Wonderland deals with Calie Liddle, the pregnant daughter of the now-insane Alice. Calie has traveled to Wonderland to discover the roots of her mother’s affliction, as she struggles with a decision that could bring madness down upon us all.
Here’s a few highlights from the conversation:
SR: Of all the “fairy tales” out there, what made you think of re-envisioning the Alice in Wonderland stories?
RG: For me, I think a big part of it was the underlining horror of the story. That behind the children’s story there was something incredibly terrifying lying beneath the surface. Reading the book, and watching the films and other adaptations of the novel I always thought how scary this would actually be if it happened to a real person and how that person would react and it all comes across as almost a descent into madness with this disguise on, so that duality really drew me to the story.
SR: Speaking of horror stories, were there any horror movies that influenced the style and look of the book?
RG: A couple big ones that had some influence on the look of the story were “In the Mouth Of Madness”, “Nightmare of Elm Street” (the first one), “Poltergeist”, to name a few.
You can read the entirety of their interview on Shotgun Reviews by clicking here.