In the era of remakes, it’s hard to imagine that 1982’s cult classic, The Slumber Party Massacre had yet to be remade! That is about to change! Political correctness be damned!
As first reported by Deadline, The Slumber Party Massacre remake is on the way from Shout! Studios have already wrapped production and will be debuting later this year on Syfy. Danishka Esterhazy (The Banana Splits Movie) has directed the remake from a script by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs. Evil Dead).
While the plot is being kept closely guarded, Deadline says that it will be a reimagining of the original “set against the backdrop of a girls basketball team’s sleepover and a crazed killer who starts knocking them off.”
In a statement, Shout’s Head of Original Content Development Brent Haynes said:
Remaking one of the seminal films of Roger Corman and Amy Holden Jones’ early work is exciting and audacious. But there are no better hands in which to place this challenge to Danishka Esterhazy, Suzanne Keilly, and the team at Blue Ice Pictures. Their creative vision will both honor the Corman ethos and captivate today’s audiences.
The Slumber Party Massacre remake stars Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne, Alex McGregor, and Reze-Tiana Wessels.