Director Hired for Eli Roth's Excorcism Horror Cotton
I'm not personally a fan of exorcism movies, but apparently there is quite a big enough audience for them, as they to continue to get made (just look at The Haunting in Connecticut out this weekend). The horror gurus over at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Eli Roth has a new project that he is producing called Cotton and that they've hired a new director - Daniel Stamm (seen above). Cotton is a documentary-shot horror film in the vein of Cloverfield and Blair Witch Project. The story concerns an evangelical minister who turns against religion and decides to participate in a documentary in which he practices his last exorcism.
Stamm made his directorial debut on a documentary called A Necessary Death last year. The film played at SXSW and is about a documentary filmmaker who tries to find an individual who will carry out their plans to commit suicide. Obviously Roth is looking at Stamm's documentary style more than anything, as I'm guessing they want to go for that very realistic and very thrilling look for Cotton. The screenplay was written by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, but that's all we know, as details are very scarce. Previous reports said that this was actually directed by Botko and Gurland, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.