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Shocker, Hills 3 & Stairs Talk

Source:Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor
February 19, 2009

Last night, Rogue and Universal were kind enough to hold a reception following a screening of The Last House on the Left during which the press got to mingle with the film's cast and crew.

Wes Craven was there. As was the team at Midnight Entertainment, his production outfit. And as always the case when you smash press with producers, there was talk of upcoming projects.

There's nothing solid but what you should probably know is that the remakes of The People Under the Stairs and Shocker are very much alive and well. Both are with Universal, but there's no telling right which film will come first. It doesn't sound like The Hills Have Eyes 3 is a priority right now, so that may be a long way off. The general consensus is there are a lot of unknowns right now as to what is next, however, the recent box office draw for Friday the 13th bodes well for the future.

Addressing rumors that Craven's upcoming 25/8 might get a new title: Not true. Some additional shooting took place a few months back in Connecticut and the overall vibe I got from Craven on his latest directorial effort is that the project is turning out great. He's definitely thrilled with his cast.

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Posted by: iamspartacus70 on February 19, 2009 at 08:16:29

C'mon Wes, don't be remaking your old movies. No need to. We need more original storylines for movies.
Stop with all the remakes. Aaaaaaahhhhhh!! Also, Craven should have never let anyone touch Nighmare on Elm Street. He should have had it copyright protected or something.

Posted by: francesco on February 19, 2009 at 08:20:39

nightmere will be hue as the new friday!

Posted by: JJ on February 19, 2009 at 08:48:16

I think he should do the Next Elm st.. As either a sequal to New Nightmare or as a prequal

Posted by: roscoe on February 19, 2009 at 09:50:08

I think that a remake of The People Under the Stairs would be great. I watched it as a kid and loved it. As long as Craven is involved in some way it will be awesome.

Posted by: yes on February 19, 2009 at 12:01:58


bleed us dry!

Posted by: mike new on February 19, 2009 at 13:00:37

Yea I am looking forward to the new nightmare on elm st but you better watch out because you are going to have those hardcore elm st fans yell, *****, and complain about it like they have yell, *****, and complain about friday the 13th because it's not the original! Hell I don't care if they throw a damn trench coat on freddy or give him a butterfly knife I am still going to see it and I will like it!

Posted by: Tom Rehme on February 19, 2009 at 14:16:52

Joe (Wrong Turn 2) Lynch, I believe, is in talks to 'give the Shocker' to a new generation of filmgoers.

Posted by: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor on February 19, 2009 at 14:20:18

Ha, ha. Joe is good at "the Shocker." But no, he's not in talks. He's prepping a new film, however.

Posted by: MagnaderAlpha on February 19, 2009 at 14:29:29

Shocker could've been handled better. I heard that Craven wasn't happy with how the FX and such turned out, and how they cut a LOT of stuff from the final movie. If he can remake it, the way he wanted it to originally be, uncut with all the gore and FX to make some of the earlier scenes look cooler(and not fake), it could work. Pinker had potential for being an awesome killer. I mean, he was brutal, and wasted even CHILDREN(I remember Jonathan finds his younger stepbrother dead on the floor, and his fingers are all snapped off).

Posted by: A sshole of A ssholes on February 19, 2009 at 17:12:14

Both these movies suck, Shocker was to silly and People Under the Stairs, made my dog start lickin' himself and me falling asleep.

Posted by: MOVIEFAN210 on February 19, 2009 at 17:59:53


Posted by: Rush on February 19, 2009 at 21:10:50

The only thing I want to know about Shocker is will they bring back that cheesy (and by cheesy I of course mean awesome!) title song by Paul Stanley?

Posted by: MagnaderAlpha on February 20, 2009 at 05:35:44

Rush, the main song to Shocker definitely WAS cheesy and awesome! It was a dream team of metal rockers called "Dudes of Wrath". Paul Stanley and Desmond Child were the lead singers. Vivian Campbell and Guy Mann Dude on electric guitar. Rudy Sarzo on bass. Tommy Lee on drums. With backing vocals by Michael Anthony and Kane Roberts, you can't go wrong!!

Seriously, there was so much potential. I mean, the movie, right up to the part where Horace is to be put in the electric chair, it's a nice solid horror movie. Love the ruthlessness of Pinker! He kills entire families. My favorite part is where Jonathan leads the cops to Pinker's television repair shop. The wall of television sets, the long workbench corridors with televisions all turned on. It was kinda creepy. Then Pinker slaughters all the cops! What a badass! Seriously, he's mean, vulgar and kills men, women and children. HE'S a PERFECT slasher for the modern age!

Posted by: Dax on February 20, 2009 at 07:17:32

MOVIEFAN210, actually I think they were in talks for awhile to remake Children of the Corn...

Posted by: General Gokemidoro on February 20, 2009 at 08:58:00

Hills Have Eyes 3? God Let's hope it better than the original that had the named changed to "Mindripper". And "Shocker" and "People Under the Stairs"? I'm just glad i have foriegn horror to save me from these pointless remakes.

Posted by: Bada Bing on February 20, 2009 at 10:58:44

To Moviefan210, Actually, its studios that want no risk investments, not the directors. The studios are the reason remakes keep being made. If they didn't make money, they'd stop being made. But people keep seeing em, so they'll keep getting made.

Its actually really the consumer's fault they keep being made. Can't really blame a studio for wanting to make a profit, they are a company, they aren't in business to lose money. Stop watching them and they go away. Its all very simple.

Posted by: Don't Remake Shocker, Unless........ on February 20, 2009 at 15:42:35

...... You bring back the original soundtrack.
Shocker soundtrack = awesomeness.
Oh, and you need to have another bit part for Kane Roberts! Homeboy could use the work.

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