New Don’t Look in the Basement Redux Coming from Josh Vargas

Director Josh Vargas (Sway) dropped us a line today letting us in on some pretty cool news — he’s been signed to write, direct, and executive produce a new remake of the S.F Brownrigg film Don’t Look in the Basement.

Not to be confused with the previously announced Alan Rowe Kelly project of the same name, Vargas tells us his Don’t Look in the Basement will be an entirely different beast.

The upcoming remake is being produced by Parrish Randall and Burton Bailey and will be shot in South Texas at the same exact location as the original. That’s pretty badass if you ask us!

“The original 1973 film is one that not only I, but Burt and Parrish hold very close to our hearts, explains Vargas. “This will not be a ‘reimagining’ or ‘reinvention’, but a straight-up remake of a great horror film that deserves a shot at a new generation of horror fans. The script I have definitely has a much darker tone and is a bit more violent in some places, but it will not be a far departure from the source material, by any means.”

The original film told the story of a young psychiatric nurse who goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. Once there, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients. Things get really sick. Just the way that we like them.

Pre-production is under way, and Josh assures us that he will have some “REALLY cool stuff” to announce in the very near future. Stay tuned!

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  • paulevanspr

    Correct Uncle Creepy- this ‘remake’ has NOTHING to do with the Alan Rowe Kelly/ Anthony Sumner retelling that is also being shot this summer on the East Coast…very original.

  • Blue Eyed Demon

    The original was one kick-ass madhouse of a film…I’ll try to remain cautiously optimistic about this one…