‘Close your eyes for a second, and sleep forever’
The original production, which was written by Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Holden Jones, is about a female high school student’s slumber party that turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a huge power drill prowls her neighbourhood.
Directed by Danishka Esterhazy (The Banana Splits Movie; Vagrant Queen) from a screenplay written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs. Evil Dead), the new movie will star Hannah Gonera, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Mila Rayne, Alex McGregor and Reze-Tiana Wessels.
Brent Haynes, Shout!’s Head of Original Content Development said: “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 honour the Corman ethos and captivate today’s audiences.”
The 2021 Slumber Party Massacre will be shown later this year on Syfy.
Meanwhile, here’s Dead Meat’s ‘Kill Count’ overview of the original: