Shout! Studios have recently acquired the New Horizon Picture library, which encompasses 270 Roger Corman film including the iconic 80s slasher 'Slumber Party Massacre'. And as reported by Deadline, the 1982 cult horror from Amy Holden Jones and Roger Corman has received the remake treatment with shooting already finished in South Africa last month.
“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 honour the Corman ethos and captivate today’s audiences." - Brent Haynes, Shout’s Head of Original Content Development.
The film's plot is currently being kept quiet but it is reportedly a 'reimagining of the original, a seminal example of the teen slasher genre set against the backdrop of a girls basketball team’s sleepover and a crazed killer who starts knocking them off. Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne, Alex McGregor and Reze-Tiana Wessels will star in the reimagining written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (The Vagrant Queen & The Banana Splits Movie).
Brent Haynes, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos and Jordan Fields will serve as executive producers with Shout! Studios handling the movie’s worldwide sales and distribution across multiple platforms after bringing in Blue Ice Pictures (Spinning Out, Vagrant Queen) to serve as producers. The film will release via SyFy later this year.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Syfy on Slumber Party Massacre. Ever since we acquired the New Horizon Picture library, encompassing 270 Roger Corman films, we’ve been looking for opportunities to co-develop new content and remakes. We look forward to combining our efforts and hope this is just the start of a long and rewarding relationship." - Bob Emmer and Garson Foos