The Fear Monger: Cabin Fever Gets A Remake, Sinister 2 Gets A Director, And Wolves Fight Mutants
Good day, voyeurs of all things salaciously gelatinous. Go back into the 1970s this weekend and celebrate both Record Store Day on April 19 and stoner holiday 4/20 on, well, that day. Death Waltz Recording will be releasing limited 7" splits of the themes for The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits on one vinyl, and the themes for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Munsters on another. And though the stoner horror sub-genre is pretty weak – Evil Bong! – there’s always The Cabin in the Woods.
And now for a few quick tidbits. Christopher Landon’s dismal-sounding Scouts vs. Zombies suddenly became more legitimate with the casting of comedian and Cheap Thrills star David Koechner as the troop leader. Scream Factory is putting out separate special edition Blu-rays for Pumpkinhead and Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings, while quality control specialists Criterion are bringing David Cronenberg’s classic Scanners to Blu-ray on July 15th, which will include a new documentary, Cronenberg’s first feature Stereo and more. And last but not littlest – it’s actually the littlest – the upcoming Leprechaun: Origins reboot released the golden first teaser poster for the film.
And now, this week's column!
Cabin Fever Remake is Reportedly Happening, SeriouslyLike Bloody Mary or Beetlejuice, I feel like all it takes these days is just three utterances of the word "remake" in order for a new one to pop up somewhere on the cinematic landscape. One of the latest films to get the arguably unnecessary update is Eli Roth’s 2002 gross-out horror comedy Cabin Fever, which BloodyDisgusting reports is in the cards thanks to Indomina Releasing. Evolution Entertainment, best known for the first three Saw films and James Wan’s thrillers Dead Silence and Death Sentence, is on board to produce with Cassian Elwes (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and Zombeavers producer Evan Astrowsky, who was also there for Roth’s original film.
It’s a strange and mildly stupid move, since RLJ/Image Entertainment is releasing the prequel Cabin Fever: Patient Zero in June. Indomina was originally set to develop a second sequel (and fourth film in the franchise) with Cabin Fever: Outbreak, but they decided to kill that idea and instead want to just do the whole thing all over again. The first film combined an infection-based cabin horror with dark comedy, and poured a bunch of gore on top of everything. It wasn’t the greatest movie, so I guess it could be improved upon, but for now I’m much more interested in seeing Roth’s upcoming cannibal catastrophe The Green Inferno. Does the Patient Zero trailer below make a remake more justified?
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