The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,710 horror articles & features | 6,992 horror movies | 1,590 horror reviews | 1,683 giveaways hosted | 228 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Robin Hood Film Review Jeschke Reveals New Horror Short 'It Happened on Orchard Street' Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers Unleashed The First Trailer for Occurrence at Mills Creek Unveiled
Top 5 Horror Games Betsy Lynn George Returns for Don Swanson's 'Occurrence at Mills Creek' REVIEW: Thomas Crane's HALLOWEEN PARTY CryptTV's Sunny Family Cult Season 3 Now Available

WIN Sci-Fi Thriller OCCUPATION on Blu-ray
WIN Sci-Fi Thriller OCCUPATION on Blu-ray
WIN The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead on DVD
WIN The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead on DVD
Hideo Nakata’s Classic RING Giveaway
Hideo Nakata’s Classic RING Giveaway


Category: Horror News

CHAINSAW SET VISIT

Steven Davies Posted: 5 September, 2002 at 04:12 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Juice   Visit here for original content services & social media exposure.

CHAINSAW SET VISIT

Fango just returned from Austin, Texas after visiting the set of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake, helmed by Marcus Nispel. Skepticism (remake? why?) has turned to optimism as conversations with the cast and crew reveal a communal knowledge of and passion for Tobe Hooper?s original classic, and the fact that the crew includes cinematographer Daniel Pearl, who lensed the 1974 original. Pearl has worked on numerous music videos and commercials with Nispel, who says, ?When I asked him?well, begged him?to do the movie, I thought, ?What would make it worth it for someone like Daniel, who has done it before, to do it again?? I felt only for something completely new and different. We looked at the original story that TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is based on, the Ed Gein story, and we went much deeper into that.?

Pearl is excited to have a bigger budget this time around, which gives him the opportunity to use more light-sensitive film and better lighting all around. ?This will be scary, but with a higher style,? he says. ?Will this be grimy and gritty like the first one? No, I did that already; I don?t think I should do the exact same thing 29 years later. I?m approaching this almost as if I didn?t do the original. This movie has different things, it?s for a different audience.?

Bigger budget also means bigger-name cast, which includes Jessica Biel, Eric Balfour, Erica (BLAIR WITCH 2) Leerhsen and R. Lee Ermey, among others. Don?t let any of those names fool you, though; this cast is more than willing to get down and dirty. Fango tends to dispute Pearl?s assertion that TCM2003 won?t be grimy and gritty; maybe not in its camerawork, but after seeing and hearing about blood, brains, dirt, snot and vomit on the set, we?re ready to believe otherwise. The settings are also more about real creepiness than any slick, Hollywood imagining of what is scary, as they are all ?found? locations, pre-existing in Texas farmland. While only getting to hear the TCM2003 team talk about the house with the dungeon and the slaughterhouse sets, Fango did witness some highly charged scenes being filmed in an abandoned cotton gin.

The fear factor was certainly upped by the presence of chainsaw-wielding legend Leatherface, aproned and masked and tearing after a screaming cast member with his weapon of choice. The face behind that mask is not the role?s originator Gunnar Hansen, but instead a musclebound and ponytailed veteran of the silver and small screens whose name is being kept from the public at this point. No matter; the important thing is that he filled that stitched mask with gusto, demonstrated perfectionism in his performance and looked terrifying doing so.

Remake TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE? Well, call it a revisiting, and based on this set experience, it?s one trip Fango is actually looking forward to making. Look for lots more coverage in upcoming issues and on this site.

Courtesy of Fangoria

Article sponsored by: Horror Juice   Visit here for original horror content services and social media exposure.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 5 September, 2002 at 04:12 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Don't fall behind, make sure you get help
writing college papers fast.

LATEST REVIEWS

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review

Pyewacket

Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Sci-Fi Thriller OCCUPATION on Blu-ray WIN The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead on DVD
Hideo Nakata’s Classic RING Giveaway
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com