Fiend Without A Face remake gets a boost
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Brains go on the attack!
I'm amazed that Hollywood has taken so long to get a retread going of Arthur Crabtree's 1958 blood-spattered Briitish SF shocker Fiend Without A Face, but Fangoria got the scoop that the on/off remake, which Joe Dante has been asscoiated with, among others - may finally be getting off the ground.
Street Trash producer Roy Frumkes told Fangoria at the Saturday Nightmares event in New Jersey: "I optioned the rights from [original producer] Richard Gordon, who has optioned them several times before...The option started January 1, and I gave myself two months to write the first draft of the script, which is done, and one month to research it. I’ve wanted to do this film for 40 years, so I already had it all in my head, and it wasn’t hard to write. What I didn’t have was the technical information; I’m no science buff. Now I’m interviewing scientists, getting the technology straight."
I'm not sure how much real scientists will be able to help in giving credibility to a ripping horror yarn about radiation-created brain eating monsters that are themselves crawling brains. The stop-motion animation in the movie is among the most extensive outside of a Harryhausen flick, although the fact that the creatures stay invisible until the finale does rather give away the limited budget of this British-made outing. Set in Canada, FwaF was another attempt by the British film industry to leverage the more profitable American market, and some of the accents displayed are considerably less convincing than the brain-monsters that our heroes must battle. Check out this clip...
Nasty. But actually the most shocking clip, which actually shows the effect of having your brain sucked smooth by the brain-creatures, featured in our Top 20 lunatic cameos in movies last month (it's at #20).
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