Though basically a combination of Halloween, The House On Sorority Row and A Nightmare On Elm Street all rolled into one, the 1986 Roger Corman-produced Sorority House Massacre is still quite well regarded in slasher film circles, and spawned two sequels. Still, it’s quite surprising that it’s being adapted into a TV series, even in this age of so many films being redone for the small screen, as outside of horror fandom I doubt there’s many people who know of it.
Deadline broke the news The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus is producing under his bigbaldhead banner with Shout! Studios and Robert Schwartzman’s Utopia Originals. Says Reedus:
“I could not be more excited to collaborate with Robert and his incredible team at Utopia on this project. Their taste and creative vision are inspiring, and exactly in line with the kind of content that bigbaldhead set out to develop. We are thrilled to revisit this cult classic and create something truly unique.”
I’m just wondering how they’re going to stretch out the film’s premise of college student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her. But then I reminded myself that the Scream TV series worked surprisingly well most of the time.