FANGORIA is reporting that indie filmmaker Alan Rowe Kelly is remaking the indie cult classic DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. In the article, Kelly told Fango, “The opportunity arose, and surprisingly no one had yet attempted a re-adaptation." The original (directed by S.F. Brownrigg) takes place in a mental institution where the head doctor has been murdered, and a new nurse discovers that the inmates have started to take over. The new version will be written and helmed by Kelly and Anthony G. Sumner. Kelly regulars Zoë Daelman Chlanda and Jerry Murdock, BLOOD SHED’s Terry M. West, Jeff Dylan Graham (OCTOBER MOON), Debbie Diverde, Marv Blauvelt and Kelly himself will all star in DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. Kelly continues, "We thought it appropriate to remake this low-budget gem as it was intended, by keeping it a low-cost feature. Of course, our treatment warranted many updates to make it current and believable in today’s age, but we didn’t want to lose the main focus of the storyline. Fresh characters have been added, and excellent twists will be incorporated to give new shocks to the film without losing the original’s flavor."
Original FANGORIA article: http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6481
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