The Last Exorcism was one of my favourite horrors of last year, and director Daniel Stamm proved he had incredible ability when it comes to making pure and honest horror. Stamm is very busy at the moment, there are already two film on his agenda, one of those being Reincarnate which has been written by M. Night Shyamalan, and the second being a remake of Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs. Now, I am not normally one for remakes, and Laugier’s brutal but very intriguing Martyr’s is one of my favourite French horrors of all time, but I do believe that if the film simply has to be remade, then Stamm is a good choice.
He is now in talks on ANOTHER remake of yet another film which I regard as high on my list of “the best of that genre” type of films. In 2006 a truly original, brutal, shocking, funny and relentless horror come thriller came out of Thailand. Directed by Chukiat Sakveerakul, the brilliant ’13: Game of Death’ got released to some very high praise indeed. I thought the film was superb, great fun and really worked considering it was an Asian horror. Will it work as an English remake? Who knows, and again, Stamm could probably pull it off.
The original synopsis for the film is below, and we will have more on this as it happens.
Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He just lost his job and is in serious debt. That is all about to change when he receives a mysterious phone call with a tempting offer. If he could complete 13 tasks, he will win 100 million Baht. Pusit agrees and the game begins.However, there is a twist, each task becomes harder and more brutal than the last which leads to both horrific and hilarious consequences.
By Matt Wavish