You thought Adam & Sarah were going to discuss a movie about a killer dummy...APRIL FOOLS! The real dummies are your hosts for playing this prank, but we will be discussing Pin next episode (for real, we promise). In the meantime, this American remake of a Canadian slasher is used as a springboard to discuss the trends of slasher remakes over the last 15-plus years and their favourite character actors.
Trailer. IMDB. Wikipedia.
April Fool’s Day is, alas, not Canadian.
Unfriended and Unfriended 2: Dark Web.
The Rob Zombie Halloween and H2.
Resident Evil’s Hunk & Barry.
Rogue One CGI actors.
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Silent Night, Deadly Night.
The House series consists of House, House 2: The Second Story, and House IV. There is no House III in North America (long story).
The origin of Michael Sembello’s Maniac.
Tighe on Tales From The Crypt with Lance Henriksen.
Jensen Ackles on a Soap Opera.
Tom Atkins interview.
Scream 4’s pre-credits teaser.
Night Of The Creeps.
Patrick Wilson and Bob Odenkirk. Separated at birth?
The lost Canadian Donald Pleasence movie about the killer sofa is Creature of Comfort. Help the Scare-itage team find this lost film and you will be rewarded with a cash prize of 50 Canadian (Tire) Dollars.
The Clown Murders.
Sarah’s Slasher Favourite Remakes: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Hills Have Eyes. Black Christmas.
Adam champions the Maniac remake starring Elijah Wood, but he also enjoys the original Joe Spinell vehicle of the same name.
Both agree that the worst remake is 2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Franklin from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
David Cronenberg’s Scanners and Rabid.
Mirror, Mirror and Texas Chainsaw 3D are two of the rare horror films that Adam gave up on.
New French Extremity.
Rob Zombie’s non-Halloween films: House of 1000 Corpses. The Devil's Rejects. The Lords of Salem. 31. 3 from Hell.
Title song and credits sequence from House of 1000 Corpses (NSFW).
Adam’s article on alternate versions of horror films can be read in issue 141 of Rue Morgue.