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Amicus Rises from the Grave!

Fangoria has delivered some huge news for anyone with a fondness for the old Amicus horror films of the '70s. The company is going back into production, and the first director to take the reins on one of their projects is none other than Master of Horror Stuart Gordon. His film, scheduled to be filmed later this year, is titled "Struck" and involves a woman who is pursued by the victim of a hit-and-run she was responsible for. A film called "Clown" is also planned, and "Leprachaun" helmer Mark Jones will be handling the direction on that one.

Also on the docket for the resurrected production company is a handful of homages to actual Amicus titles of yesteryear, including the terrific "The House that Dripped Blood." Sadly, there's no mention of an "Asylum" remake. I could think of worse things to remake than some of the Amicus fare, actually. The charm can never be duplicated, of course, but I'm guessing that a modern film version of "Asylum," say, would come up with a much more palatable alternative to the body-parts-wrapped-in-butcher-paper sequence from the original.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on January 29, 2006 11:35 PM
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