Ask many of today’s horror fans if they’ve ever seen The Asphyx, and you’re bound to be met with an odd glance. Nope. Not many people have heard of Peter Newbrook’s 1972 classic, but apparently someone remembers because the flick is next on the old remake block.
According to Screen Daily Black & Blue Films has acquired the remake rights to the early Seventies cult horror film, and it will be written and directed by Matthew McGuchan.
Check out the trailer for the original below after the plot crunch.
Hugo is a brilliant turn-of-the-century scientist – loved and respected by his family and friends, admired by his colleagues. But he is a man quickly becoming obsessed with a curious and frightening question: What is the mysterious apparition found in the photographs of his dying subjects? Hugo brings to a family boating party his newest invention – a motion picture camera. The party quickly turns into a disaster as he captures on film the tragic drowning of his wife and son. When the film is replayed later, the same ghostlike presence appears. It flies towards his son and vanishes inside his dying body. Has Hugo discovered The Asphyx, the spirit of the dead described in Greek mythology? A spirit which lives in constant agony, not finding rest until it takes possession of a human body? Could the spirit, if captured, become the key to immortality? Hugo is compelled to find the answers. It is a ghoulish search, with eternally haunting results.
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