05th May2017

First poster for the ‘Nail Gun Massacre’ remake

by Phil Wheat

Terry Lofton and Bill Leslie’s 80s slasher Nail Gun Massacre has had something of a resurgence in popularity lately – including a VHS re-release of the film as part of May 2012′s Texas Frightmare Weekend. Released in a numbered and limited version (only 1000 copies exist), with red VHS cassette, the tape brought the film a new audience – myself included – allowing a new generation to appreciate the films “unique” style of storytelling.

I mention the limited Texas Frightmare VHS release of Nail Gun Massacre as the founder of that horror festival, Lord Cryer, is bringing us the remake! Cryer is teaming with Laid to Rest/Chromeskull director Robert Hall – who is apparently a fan of the original film and worked on bringing it to Blu-ray in 2014. Hall and Cryer will produce the remake and Hall will also direct.

Says Hall:

I’ve been really fortunate to have amazing casts in all my films despite the budget and although I can’t reveal anything just yet, Nail Gun will be no different and feature a familiar and stellar cast … It’s going to be a FUN MOVIE for sure, however the new screenplay is really smart and we are pulling back on the camp for sure. It’s an update for today’s demanding audience, bringing you WTF superb nail gun kills of course.

The remake of Nail Gun Massacre is penned by Darren Bevill, writer of 2015 film Appetites, and starts shooting in Texas late this summer for release sometime in 2018. In anticipation of the films debut, Dread Central have shared the first poster for the film, which manages to traverse old-school and nu-school design methodologies – check it out below:



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