Seven Arts Pictures recently announced the start of principal photography, for the remake of the classic creature horror film Night of The Demons, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is expected to be completed before December 1, 2008. It is expected to be ready for distribution by June 2009.
The film is a remake the classic cult horror movie first released in 1988 which spawned 3 sequels. Night of the Demons is being directed by Adam Gierasch who co-wrote the screenplay with his partner of many years, Jace Anderson. Adam and Jace also co-wrote the horror film Mother of Tears.
Night of the Demons is the story of six teens that visit an abandoned house on Halloween night. A séance goes terribly awry and they awaken a terrible force; a battle to survive ensues as they are stalked by a demon spirit. The film stars a fabulous cast including Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie), Monica Keena (The Devil’s Advocate, Freddy vs. Jason, While You Were Sleeping), Diora Baird (Wedding Crashers, Texas Chainsaw Massacre-The Beginning, My Best Friend’s Girl, TV series Shark) and Edward Furlong (Terminator II-Judgment Day, American History X, Pet Cemetery II).
The Academy Award-winning team at Drac Studios (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mrs. Doubtfire) will create the demons in the new production.
Film Fetish Trivia: Drac also received Academy Award nominations for the films A Beautiful Mind, Bicentennial Man, Titanic, Roommates, Jack Nicolson’s Hoffa, and Dustin Hoffman’s Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg’s Hook.
Below is an R-rated trailer for the 1988 original cult favorite Night of the Demons.