Warholesque pop art meets the Western in animator Erik Winkowski’s 2017 short Scary Prairie, in which Elvis Presley tries to rescue Marilyn from a string of Japanese monsters – before she transforms into a vampire bat and flies away, as Far Out Magazine reports. The 80-second film also features a rockabilly soundtrack by Billy Lilly and Friends.
Marilyn will cast a long shadow over this year’s Venice Film Festival (August 29 -September 8.) Alongside a restored print of Some Like It Hot and the Finnish horror movie M, a short animated film from Marie Di Razza – Goodbye Marilyn – will also have its premiere. You can watch a trailer here.
“Marilyn Monroe did not leave us in the summer of ’62. She has been hiding from her fans for fifty years, until the day that she gives her final interview … ”
Thanks to Salvatore at Marilyn Remembered