Dunstan & Melton Got the Tingle

Scream for me DC readers! We must paralyze the beast!

All done? Assuming you still have a job/neighbors/roomate, read on! Even though they’ve signed a two-picture deal with Dimension, Feast scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are still working to get as many projects off the ground as they can.

Variety received word this morning that the duo have been tapped to pen a new script for the long-discussed remake of the Vincent Price classic The Tingler for Columbia. The original film was a William Castle creation, about a mad doctor (Price, obviously) who discovers a creature that attacks people from the inside when they’re scared, so he literally starts scaring people to death.

The premise is definitely still cool, but what the original had going for it was that it utilized one of Castle’s classic ideas to enhance the theater-going experience; randomly placed shockers were put in theater seats that would go off during key moments of the movie, making those sitting there think a real tingler was inside them. Or at least giving ‘em a good jump.

So a remake would really have to be something special, but I’m glad it’s in good hands as of now. The duo are still working on both The Neighbor and Midnight Man for Dimension, the latter of which is set to be Dunstan’s directorial debut.

Hopefully the pair will discuss all the various projects they’ve been attached to since Feast when they’re guests at the Pit of Horror/Dread Central Fear Fest convention in March, but you won’t know unless you go so make plans!

Johnny Butane

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