AFM 2010: Fangoria and Accelerator to Remake Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things and More!

Even Fangoria has news coming out of AFM further cementing the fact that horror is not only alive, it’s twitching, crawling off the slab, and looking for fresh meat. Or in this case not so fresh meat. That’s right kids, another remake is on its way, this time of a personal favorite of mine – the Bob Clarke classic, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. But wait … there’s more!

From the Press Release
Accelerator is partnering with Fangoria Entertainment’s Gravesend Film Enterprises to produce a slate of films.

The first will be a remake of Bob Clark’s 1973 zombie flick, “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.” Production is set to begin spring 2011. The second will be “Cleopatra Brimstone,” about a graduate student who turns murderous. Based on the novel Elizabeth Hand, the film will start shooting in summer 2011.

The deal was brokered Robbie Little, co-president of Accelerator, and Gravesend heads Thomas DeFeo and Steven Mackler. All three will executive produce. Accelerator’s parent co., The Little Film Company, will handle worldwide sales.

Mackler said the partnership is perfect for Fangoria as it moves into film production: “Robbie really understands the genre and the Fangoria brand name and I can’t think of a better fit for us,” he said. Accelerator launched at Cannes this year. It is screening “The Clinic” and “Urban Explorer” at this year’s AFM.

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AFM 2010: Fangoria and Accelerator to Remake Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and More!

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  • DavidFullam

    And we all know how well Fango Films did the first time around!

  • Terminal

    Bob Clark was going to direct a remake of this movie anyway, I don’t see why people are so up in arms. He was going to turn the remake in to a comedy oriented zombie flick.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Vanvance1

    So far everything associated with Fangoria has been unmitigated crap.

    So now we have a supposed horror site creating another REMAKE? Fuck you Fangoria. Fuck you with your own fat heads cut off your necks and shoved up your asses.

    (It’s a theme today.)