If you had told me a year ago that I might be intrigued by the possibility of the a new John Landis film I would have killed you as quickly as possible, knowing that you must be some horrifying demon from an alternate dimension. Not long ago, John Landis, the man who made Kentucky Fried Movie, Animal House, Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, and Trading Places, suddenly and horrifyingly lost all of his talent. If Landis once had a deal with the devil then the devil must have abruptly showed up to collect, as Landis turned out one piece of crap after another. Oscar, Innocent Blood, Beverly Hills Cop III, The Stupids, and most unforgivably the Cleveland Steamer he gave to his classic The Blues Brothers, with Blues Brothers 2000.

But then two things happened: Slasher, his merciless documentary, about used car salesmen, and his Master’s Of Horror episode Deer Woman. Like Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Dario Argento proved he could do well if someone gave him creative control, and then slapped him and dared to make something out of it. Deer Woman was funny, goofy, and even a little scary; everything that Landis used to be before he started sucking.

So now the returned (and possibly revitalized) Landis may be working on a new film. According to The Guardian, it's titled Bat Boy, and it’s supposed to be a musical. That's all we know. This is not particularly promising. But for the first time, in a long long long long time, I’m willing to give Landis a shot. Bring it.

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