Faces of Death
It's been a long, and I mean long, time since last we heard anything about director J.T. Petty's take on the cult underground favorite Faces of Death. As a matter of fact, it seems the last time was way back in 2009. Today an update has come.
Today we had the pleasure of speaking with director JT Petty about the release of his latest film The Burrowers on DVD April 21st, and he gave us the skinny on what direction his proposed remake of Faces of Death will be taking.
During the recent Weekend of Horrors in Secaucus, NJ (read the full report here), I finally got the chance to meet Soft for Digging and Mimic: Sentinel director JT Petty, whose work I’ve been a huge fan of for years. He was there to promote his next film, The Burrowers, a monster movie we’ve been keeping tabs on since its initial announcement.
For older horror fans who remember sneaking behind the "special curtain" at the local video joint to see Death staring back at us, it is a special memory. Oh, the number of times I got beaten for sneaking Faces of Death home.
Over the weekend I got a call from our man Andrew Kasch, video editor extraordinaire, who gave us a heads up on a new project he’s working on for Michael Felsher's Red Shirt Pictures, those badasses who’ve done supplemental material for DVDs like The Monster Squad and Hellraiser.
We all know that the WGA strike is tarring up the production of some horror movies, but what about the ones that were already in production before the movement? Where do J.T. Petty’s films stand right now?
The other day we reported the great news that J. T. Petty had been signed on to bring new life to the long-thought-dead Faces of Death franchise. We dropped a line to J. T. to find out just what he thought about the project and what he hopes to see happen with it.
Wow, it’s been a while since I heard anything about this possible remake. The biggest issue with switching sites as much as we have is you lose all those old news stories that would be great to reference in situations like this. I can tell you we last made mention of it in May of 2005 cause that’s when Ain’t It Cool caught the first scent of a whole new Death.