The second remake of the 1982 slasher Unhinged is finished. The reinterpretation of the concept was led by Matthew BC
Last month we heard that the Slasher Confused (not to be confused with Russell Crowe’s thriller) should get a second remake. First released in 1982, the film received a 2017 remake produced by Scott Jeffrey, Rebecca J. Matthews and Louisa Warren, with Jeffrey also writing the screenplay. Jeffrey, Matthews and Warren are also behind the new remake – and now it has been revealed that the third version of Confused Filming completed earlier this month!
Matthew BC (HP Lovecraft’s Monster Portal) directed the new Confused based on a screenplay by Harry Boxley (Mary had a little lamb). The movie follows four young women forced to seek refuge with an eccentric elderly man and his bedridden wife after a traumatic confrontation with a stalker; a couple who are quick to exhibit troubling behaviors.
Ella Starbuck (Witch), Jase Rivers (Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey) and Toby Wynn Davies (dogged) Star.
Directed by Don Gronquist, who co-wrote the screenplay with Reagan Ramsey, the 1982 version of Confused had the following summary: Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in a remote forest during a rainstorm and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. The girls don’t know that the family has a dark, murderous secret.
Matthew BC has this to say about the new remake: “We were all fans of the original and wanted to make sure those elements weren’t lost when we made the remake. Of course, modern horror audiences are more desensitized, especially when it comes to gore, so we made sure to up the suspense and gore to create a more gripping, yet thematically satisfying, version of the 1982 classic.” The director believes this remake will be a hit with fans of the original film The core elements that made the film unique, like its deranged villain and its inclusion of gender trauma, have only been updated in ways that make the film more compelling, more violent, and ultimately off the rails.
The 2017 version of Confused told the following story: Melissa and her three American bridesmaids who decide to take the English back roads while traveling to their country wedding. Along the way, a deadly secret forces the girls to be stranded in the woods. They discover a house occupied by Miss Perkins, who promises to take care of them until they find help. Little do the girls know that a dark evil lurks in and around the grounds of the house. Only when the girls come face to face with “it” will they really discover what true horror is…
The 1982 film is best known for making the UK Video Nasties list. The film was shot in Oregon on a $100,000 budget, and future Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant was a location scout for the production.
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The next step for the new remake: entering film festivals.