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Don’t Look in the Basement Getting the Remake Treatment





Alan Rowe Kelly remaking Don't Look in the BasementWell, it seems like these days every other news item in the horror world is about a remake…and this is no exception.

Indie director Alan Rowe Kelly, who received some minor buzz for his first film I’ll Bury You Tomorrow in 2002, talked to Fangoria while at the Chicago Weekend of Horrors and dished with them that he intends on filming a remake of the 1973 gorefest Don’t Look in the Basement (also known to some as The Forgotten).

Kelly, owner and producer with SouthPaw Pictures, told Fango, “I love the first film. I really want to do justice to it and it looks as if it will be set and shot in Southern Indiana. Debbie Rochon and Raine Brown will be in the cast and so is Anthony Brownrigg who is the son of S.F. Brownrigg (who directed the original).”

“We are staying true to the original film, but there will be some new plot twists and it will be updated for the year 2009. But expect blood, gore and plenty of scares,” Kelly added.

While I am generally not a huge fan of the remake trend, it’ll be interesting to see what Kelly can do with updating Don’t Look in the Basement, a title that a lot of fans may not be that familiar with anyway.

- Heather Wixson

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I love the original film! But I just can't express how tired I am of all these remakes and "re-imaginings"!! Have original ideas in the horror world really dried up or are people just too lazy to even bother??


Submitted by ambear913 on Mon, 03/09/2009 - 1:25pm.
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I love the original, one of my all time favorite B Movies.


Submitted by DavidFullam on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 10:41pm.

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