Earlier this year comedian Basket Mouth revealed that he is soon to release his first feature horror film, ‘The Exorcism of Alu’. According to him he had been working on this project for six years.
The film was set to be released and aired in Nigeria Cinemas from January 15. According to announcement features international acts in the film.
With the feature of international acts, it is unclear if to expect the chilling monster filled and frightening beings Hollywood horror films are known for or the appearing and disappearing ghosts/possessed beings that haunt people in Nollywood films.
Recently it has become a thing for Nollywood entertainers to transition from one genre to another. The audacity of it is because they have the resources and the existing fame to get away with anything no matter how substandard.
Basket Mouth has had tremendous success as a comedian although he is no Rowan Atkinson(Mr Bean) who effortlessly entertains with physical comedy devoid of verbal nuance.
While they have a right to pursue other genres in entertainment, the audience also reserve the right to expect a stellar or at least noteworthy production.
As we await this film let us see how Basket Mouth’s funny to frightening will pan out.