And it gets even worse on the remake front. The only directorial effort of Charles Laughton, a poetic masterpiece which also gave us one of the most terrifying villains of all time is getting remade by Universal. Matt Orton is writing a script for a new version of The Night Of The Hunter. The original film was based on Davis Grubb’s same-titled novel. Amy Pascal and Peter Gethers will produce the new take on the material.

The Night of the Hunter follows a religious fanatic, con man and murderer who marries a widow, knowing that her deceased husband had hid $10,000 from authorities following a bank robbery. The widow’s young children are reluctant to tell him where their real dad hid the money as the man plots more sinister ways to find where to find the cash.

Is there anybody who would be anywhere near as good as Robert Mitchum in the role of the Rev. Harry Powell?……



Source: Bloody Disgusting.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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