The shock rocker directed a trailer for a movie called The Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, starring Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton and model Lily Cole, and the clip's shocking scenes of nudity and violence sparked outrage.

The project was subsequently put on hold indefinitely, and Manson has now admitted he walked away from the film because he struggled with writing the script.

During a chat with fans on, he revealed, "A lot of people think that I made the film because there was a trailer for it. I made the trailer in order to get people to make the film. I've since decided, because while writing it, it was so... damaging to my psyche, I've decided I don't want to have anything to do with it. I've decided to work on other movie projects."