Have you seen it?
The official trailer for The Haunting of Sharon Tate biopic starring Hilary Duff has dropped and… well… it pains me to report – it just looks absolutely god-awful. Directed by Daniel Farrands, it reimagines the the events that led up to the doomed starlet’s brutal murder at the hands of the Manson cult.
It’s told from Tate’s point of view and was apparently inspired by an interview she did a year before her death in which she opened up about nightmares she had of ghosts and predicted that she would be killed. The movie then takes that premise and proceeds to build a rather routine horror film around it, with scary jump cuts and cliche “omg, he’s in the house” and banal foreshadowing scenes (“Who’s at the door, honey?” “Some guy named Charlie Something-or-Other”) as well as many, many scenes of Hilary doing a boopy little breathy voice that’s more Ginger from Gilligan’s Island than Sharon Tate. Oy.
Within a few seconds of the clip, Duff, 31, as Tate herself gushes, “I guess you could say I live in a fairytale,” referring to her husband, director Roman Polanski, and their fabulous house. “Looking at everything through rose-colored glasses.”
As the trailer goes on, the film recalls the shocking case, that saw an eight-and-a-half month pregnant Tate stabbed repeatedly along with four of her friends. (The actress and Polanski were expecting their first child, a son, at the time of her murder.)
The Haunting of Sharon Tate also stars Mean Girls cutie Jonathan Bennett (as celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring), model-actress-heiress Lydia Hearst (as heiress Abigail Folger), and Fivel (sister of BooBoo) Stewart.
You simply HAVE to watch the trailer below and tell me: Is it crap? Is it camp? Will it be better the tenth time you see it on TBS? Will it make Tarantino‘s upcoming Tate biopic look like a masterpiece in comparison?
There is currently no release date for The Haunting of Sharon Tate.