We found out back in January that Laid to Rest/Fear Clinic director Robert Hall was setting to work on remaking trashy 1985 slasher Nail Gun Massacre, and we now have the first piece of poster art (pictured right)!
Prolific SFX/makeup designer Hall is also producing the film, alongside Texas Frightmare Weekend founder Lord Cryer who said, in a statement:
“Robert Hall and I have been talking about this for a couple of years and finally we are making it happen. Hall’s film Lightning Bug is a personal favorite and obviously with the unmatched death scenes in his Laid to Rest series, I found the right guy to bring it to life.”
The original, creaky cult splatter flick features a motorcycle helmet-wearing psycho slaying the citizens of a rural Texas community using the titular powertool, as well as frequent post-kill quips (which are barely heard through the helmet’s voice-changer), rubber nails sticking out of faces and the grottiest, most hilarious outdoor sex scene in horror history. It is the sole film credit for its Texan co-directors, Bill Leslie and Terry Lofton, the latter of whom sadly died in 2011, aged just 48.
This is a remake I can most definitely get on-board with, particularly as Hall had a good relationship with the late Terry Lofton, and oversaw Code Red’s 2014 re-release of the original film. Filming is scheduled to begin imminently in Texas, with a plan to release the film in 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)