Icons Of Fright were on hand for this past weekend’s Fear Fest 2 convention in Dallas, TX and yours truly had the humble honor of moderating the FRIGHT NIGHT reunion panel. A few interesting tid-bits about the FRIGHT NIGHT franchise came up during the hour-long discussion. Writer/Director Tom Holland said that he still holds the rights for any FRIGHT NIGHT published material and is currently looking into re-releasing both the novelization of FRIGHT NIGHT (written by splatterpunk faves John Skipp and Craig Spector), as well as the NOW comic books, both long out of print. On top of seeing re-published versions of these FRIGHT NIGHT goodies, Holland also admitted that he is scheduled for a "luncheon" to discuss the FRIGHT NIGHT remake, which apparently has gone through 3 un-usable drafts. (From what we’ve heard, it sounds a lot like a remake of Tobe Hooper’s FUNHOUSE rather then FRIGHT NIGHT) Perhaps the studios wisely decided to actually talk to the guy who created the original for a change? Regardless, he’s also going to be pushing for a FRIGHT NIGHT Special Edition DVD at that meeting. Want to see it happen? Make some noise on the internet and let Sony Pictures know that you WANT a new Special Edition DVD of FRIGHT NIGHT!
We’ll be bringing you a full convention report with more from the FRIGHT NIGHT reunion later this week!