Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Silent Night, Deadly Remake? Now here's one we should have seen coming: Sony's Screen Gems division has decided to dust off the chintzy old indie known as Silent Night, Deadly Night and give the thing the ol' remake treatment. Aged horror fans will no doubt remember the swirl of controversy that met the arrival of the original SNDN advertisements back in 1984. (The moral of the story was this: Mommies don't like TV commercials in which someone dressed as Santa Claus hacks people up with garden tools.)The guys behind the remake will be producer David Foster and writer/director Joe Harris, whose The Tripper is causing all sorts of bubbling geekdom at the various horror sites. The filmmaker recently shared the news with, and here's what he had to say about this particular remake: It "will not be a remake of the original picture, but a total reimagining using the basic concept as a platform for a new franchise ... 2007 prom gowns