Dread Central are reporting that the 1973 horror 'Don't Look in the Basement' is getting the remake treatment. The rehash is scheduled to being shooting this October in Southern Indiana.
Alan Rowe Kelly (who wrote the script) and Anthony G. Sumner will both co-produce and co-direct the flick. And they'll even star themselves. Now that's one way of picking up a lot of cheques. Other cast members announced are Zoë Daelman Chlanda, Terry M. West, Debbie DiVerde, Marv Blauvelt, Andrew Roth, Jerry Murdock, and Jeff Dylan Graham.
"The opportunity arose, and surprisingly no one had yet attempted a re-adaptation," says Kelly. "Anthony and I thought it appropriate to remake this low budget gem as it was intended, by keeping it a low budget feature. Of course, the new treatment warranted many updates to make it current and believable in today’s age, but we didn’t want to lose the main focus of the storyline. New characters have been added and excellent twists will be incorporated to give new shocks to the film without losing the original’s flavor. In this version the Basement will become a very prominent part of the story. This film is a favorite among many horror fans who dig trashy genre cinema, and we want our version to remain as true to the film’s spirit as possible. Of course the word ‘remake’ stirs many a groan by fans. But we love this film so much that we can’t help but be true to its roots in Grindhouse schlock cinema. We’ll simply do our best to make the creepiest film possible!"
You can visit the official 'Don't Look in the Basement' MySpace page here.