In our recent interview with WHILE SHE WAS OUT writer/director Susan Montford, the filmmaker and producer Don Murphy offered some tid-bits on what we can expect from J.T. Petty‘s new take on FACES OF DEATH, the "remake/reimagining" based on the cult-classic VHS series.
Murphy explains, "We’re doing a modern day version of FACES OF DEATH, which is inspired by the old video tapes. We got the rights to the old video tapes, and the basic premise is pretty cool. Which is, back then, you had to get this video tape from Dr. Gross and it was kind of under the table; the sort of thing nobody would talk about. These horrifying, fucked up and crazy videos. Nowadays, you can find people beheaded on Rotten.com. So how do you take this underground to the next level? And the writer/director, this very talented kid named JT Petty – he’s written a screenplay with the idea being that Dr. Gross is the leader. Nobody knows what he looks like, but he’s the leader, the head of a group. If you want to get hardcore video? The way you get hardcore video is by trading hardcore video with the “Faces Of Death” group. The idea is to try to turn Dr. Gross ultimately into the new Freddy or the new Jason. Doctor’s are inherently scary to begin with anyways!"
Sounds like trading snuff via the "torrants", which is definitely an interesting take. And with a filmmaker like J.T. Petty at the helm, this definitely should be interesting!
Read the entire interview with Susan Monford and Don Murphy HERE or by clicking the image below:
Check out our vintage interview with writer/director J.T. PETTY by clicking the frame below!