Vampires are so last year -- and with the new movie "The Sisterhood of Night" stirring up some major social buzz, we're thinking that mysterious secret societies will be this year's dark movie trend. Based on a short story by Steven Millhauser, "The Sisterhood of Night" is a narrative film project that describes itself as a modern version of the Salem witch trials. Creepy, right?
Equal parts "Gossip Girl," "Pretty Little Liars," and "The Blair Witch Project," the story chronicles of a group of teenage girls who have banded together to form The Sisterhood of Night, a group that gathers deep in the forest after dark. But when the resident gossip girl of their small-town high school exposes the group on the Internet and accuses them of engaging in illicit activities, the secret is out. The girls refuse to explain themselves, and the town becomes more and more suspicious. The girls take a vow of silence to protect their secret -- and then, the witch hunt is on.
Director Caryn Waechter explains:
"In our modernized version [of the Salem witch trials], gossip surrounding The Sisterhood of Night is circulated by immediate forms of communication, namely the Internet and cellular phones. All-too revealing Facebook pages, low-resolution cell phone photos, and anonymous chat room babble add to the hysteria: Are the girls doing the unspeakable in the dead of night?"
But fundamentally, the film is about how teenage girls use art, creativity and secrets to form and strengthen friendships. And in order to do that, the project is incorporating art from real teens who submitted their work to the "Wanna Know a Secret?" contest. Some of the amazing photography submissions -- which embody the "Sisterhood of the Night" aesthetic -- are featured in the video above.
And if you can't get enough Salem witch trials, a "Glee" producers is creating a new supernatural thriller play about the historical event, "Abigail/1702," starring Chloe Sevigny.
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