The 1976 shocker Alice, Sweet Alice marked the screen debut of Brooke Shields, who played the film’s first victim. Now Shields is being courted to star in the remake, which is still seeking financing.
Last year, I reported on the status of the long-gestating remake, which is being shepherded by longtime genre filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, the cousin of Alice, Sweet Alice director Alfred Sole. “Yes, Alice, Sweet Alice is still in the cards,” says Tomaselli. “The investor I was speaking about during the time of our article turned out not to have the funding.”
In 2013, Tomaselli was set to begin filming a remake of Alice, Sweet Alice, with Kathryn Morris (Mindhunters, television’s Cold Case) set to star as Catherine, Alice’s mother. But this fell through. “We’ve had a series of stop and go experiences mounting the remake,” Tomaselli told IHorror last year. “First, Alfred’s ex-agent was confident she had funding but, ultimately, she didn’t. Then Kathryn Morris was going to serve as Executive Producer, but she couldn’t raise the funds. She did try. That was it.”
The script for the remake has been written by Michael Gingold, formerly the long-time managing editor of Fangoria. “I just had a long phone conversation with Christian Armogida, a producer with Nightshade Entertainment I met with at Fantasia last summer,” says Gingold. “He’s read Alice, Sweet Alice and is interested in it as a potential project for Nightshade and some other producers he’s associated with. He’s passing the script on to them. He’s also a fan of the original and loves the idea of Brooke Shields being involved. This looks like a great possibility for Alice.”
Here’s the updated synopsis for the remake:
This reimagining of the 1976 cult classic focuses on Alice, a 12-year-old girl consumed with jealousy of her “perfect” younger sister Karen. When Karen is killed on the day of her first Communion, suspicion falls on Alice. Their mother, Catherine, struggles with the loss of one daughter and the potential guilt of another, and their community becomes overtaken by fear. As more people around Alice are savagely attacked and slain, the mystery deepens: Is this young girl responsible, or is someone else indulging a twisted obsession with murder?
‘Wednesday” Comes To Netflix November 23rd
Most of us originally thought that the new Wednesday series would premiere in October. It would certainly fit in perfectly with the spooky season. However, when we didn’t see the series starring Jenna Ortega on the Netflix and Chills list we knew we would have to wait a bit longer.
We have received official word that the much anticipated Tim Burton series will be released on Netflix Thanksgiving weekend. The date was shared along with a new poster that you can see below.
Watch Wednesday On Netflix Starting November 23, 2022
The synopsis for Wednesday goes like this:
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Go deeper into the Wednesday character with Jenna Ortega and Tim Burton in this featurette.
‘Among the Living’ Fights Against a Terrifying Infected Population
Among the Living unleashes a deadly outbreak on society that brings about an entirely new enemy to fight against.
The synopsis for Among the Living goes like this:
Stranded in the countryside in the aftermath of a deadly outbreak, older brother Harry fights to protect his younger sister, Lily, while he desperately searches to find refuge with their father. Harry and Lily are determined to survive their journey as they strive to avoid an infected population with a thirst for blood as well as the greater threat of other survivors.
Among the Living arrives in theaters on September 30 and on VOD beginning October 4.
‘Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes’ Trailer Does Deep Dive Into Serial Killer
Netflix’s recent Evan Peter’s series Dahmer is intense and is already upsetting a lot of its audience with its sheer disturbing nature. Next up, Netflix has a new Conversations With a Killer entry coming up. This one focuses on The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes. The trailer for the true crime doc brings on the realness of the case and is all the more disturbing because of it.
The synopsis for The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes goes like this:
When Milwaukee police entered the apartment of 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer in July of 1991, they uncovered the grisly personal museum of a serial killer: a freezer full of human heads, skulls, bones and other remains in various states of decomposition and display. Dahmer quickly confessed to sixteen murders in Wisconsin over the previous four years, plus one more in Ohio in 1978, as well as unimaginable acts of necrophilia and cannibalism. The discovery shocked the nation and stunned the local community, who were incensed that such a depraved killer had been allowed to operate within their city for so long. Why was Dahmer, who had been convicted of sexual assault of a minor in 1988, able to avoid suspicion and detection from police as he stalked Milwaukee’s gay scene for victims, many of whom were people of color? The third in a series from director Joe Berlinger (CWAK: The Ted Bundy Tapes, CWAK: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes), this three-part documentary features never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defense team, delving into his warped psyche while answering these open questions of police accountability through a modern-day lens. Featuring fresh interviews with investigative journalists, prosecutors, psychologists, and victims’ friends and families, Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes shines new light on the intersection of race, class, sexuality, and policing that gave rise to one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century.
The Jeffrey Dahmer tapes arrives on Netflix beginning October 7.