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Word of another unnecessary Hollywood remake of an 80’s horror flick would normally make me wretch with tremendous displeasure, but this time I really don’t feel any extra repulsion. I’ve always said that if you’re going to do a remake, then you might as well remake something that wasn’t all that good the first time around, and let’s be honest for a sec; Prom Night really wasn’t all that good. If any question stems from remaking Prom Night, it would be, “What’s the point in remaking a movie that was already about as derivative of its genre as one could get even back in 1980?” I suspect this is the same reaction I’m going to have 20 years from now when no doubt some Hollywood producers will get it in their heads to do a remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As most of you already know, Prom Night was a slasher movie dealing with a revenge-minded maniac dressed like a burglar that went about axe murdering teenagers attending their high school prom. I never understood why the movie held off the revelation of the killer’s identity until the very end when it was so obvious who it was from the get-go. A none-too-subtle pre-prom scene early in the film gives away the killer’s identity to the point that they might as well have put a blinking graphic on the screen that read: I AM THE KILLER.

Like I said, fairly derivative stuff. Now if they decided to remake Hello, Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 … That might be interesting.

Regardless, Sony Screen Gems has already slotted the Prom Night remake for a tentative February 1, 2008 release date. That’s a long ways off, so no need to dust off your tuxedos and prom dresses just yet. Grudge screenwriter Stephen Susco is still attached to pen the remake along with Ernesto Foronda, who is also attached to co-write the Americanized remake of Oldboy. Man, there really is a career to be made in the Hollywood remake game, isn’t there?

Of course, the big question remains as to who will fill Jamie Lee Curtis’ shoes this time around? I say that as a bit of novelty casting they should hire whomever Rob Zombie casts as Laurie Strode in his Halloween remake. Hey, and then they can remake Terror Train, cast the same girl in the lead again, and the cycle of remake history will come full circle.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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