Almost forty years after the original, 1982 The Slumber Party Massacre was released, Shout! Studios is partnering with SyFy for the remake. Yes, a remake is on the way and a first look picture has been released as part of promotion. The movie will be released on the SyFy channel in the US, and is set to be released for international distribution at the Cannes Film Market.
The original film by Amy Holden-Jones is getting a face lift. This time being directed by Danishka Esterhazy with a script by Suzanne Keilly. Although many details of the movie have not been released, including a release date, the synopsis leaves fans with the expectancy for the film to drop by Halloween. It read, “A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.”
The synopsis almost mirrors the original synopsis that was released back in the 80’s. Brent Haynes, (Shout’s Head of Original Content Development,) expressed how he felt about the remake stating,
“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 honor the Corman ethos and captivate today’s audiences.”
So stay tuned for the remake, in the meantime, check out the original trailer below:
Original The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) Synopsis:
“A female high school student’s slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood.”