Yesterday we told you guys about the Dan Farrands-directed Scream documentary for the A&E Biography Channel, “Scream: The Inside Story”, the next in a long running series of programs examining some of the world’s most influential films, and today we bring you the very first images from the set! What better way to spend your time in-between chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie?
As stated earlier, “Scream: The Inside Story” will be focused primarily on the first film in the storied franchise. One that reignited both the horror genre as a whole and of course the slasher subgenre.
1428 Films, the busy beavers that they are, also just recently wrapped production on the feature film The Trouble with the Truth starring Lea Thompson, John Shea and Danielle Harris. The film was written and directed by Jimmy Hemphill (Bad Reputation) and produced by Farrands and Thommy Hutson. It is slated for a 2011 release. More on that one soon.
“After our incredibly successful collaboration on ‘Never Sleep Again,’ we were eager to find another project to work on together,” says Farrands of Hutson and their team at 1428 Films. “Fortunately, we didn’t need to look far. Having had such an incredible experience with Wes Craven and our friends at the BIO Channel on ‘Never Sleep Again,’ and of course with ‘Scream 4’ right around the corner, it made perfect sense for us to explore the beginnings of this landmark horror franchise.” Adds Hutson: “I have always said if I dipped my toe in the retrospective waters again after ‘Never Sleep Again,’ it would be for ‘Scream.’ As a fan of Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson and the entire franchise, I am thrilled to be going behind-the-scenes of a movie that made scaring the hell out of me and the audience a total blast.”
From the genesis of Kevin Williamson’s original “Scary Movie” screenplay to the film’s final gross of nearly $200 million in worldwide box office receipts, SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY will take fans deeper “behind the screams” than ever before. Featuring rare archival materials and exclusive new interviews with dozens of cast and crew members, this all-new, two-hour retrospective is being produced as part of the acclaimed A&E/Biography Channel series “The Inside Story” which has previously delved into the backstories of Hollywood blockbusters such as “Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Halloween.” Poised to be the definitive look at the 1996 horror film that is said to have single-handedly resurrected a dying genre, SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY will give fans an insider’s look at why the film, the cast and, of course, the inscrutable “Ghost Face” killer have assumed their rightful place as true icons of modern horror cinema.
The images you see below of some very familiar faces are just a sampling of the dozens of interviews the crew have shot, and Farrands promises many new surprises! Stay tuned for more, and look for “Scream: The Inside Story” to coincide with the release of Wes Craven’s Scream 4 next April!
So turn out the lights, brush up on the rules of horror movies and get ready to “Scream” all over again!
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