The late Umberto Lenzi will be best remembered for his Cannibal Ferox, but Lenzi also directed a handful of other Italian horror flicks including Ghosthouse, released in 1988. Perhaps the most notable thing about Ghosthouse is that it was released in Italy as “Evil Dead 3,” despite having no actual connection whatsoever to the franchise.
Now, Ghosthouse is getting a remake, with Dustin Ferguson currently in development on a new take on Lenzi’s ’88 film. And he’s taken to Indiegogo to make it happen.
Ferguson is hoping to raise $50,000 “to cover all initial costs needed to begin production.” He adds, “While we already have private investors on board, we still need the funding for our upfront costs. Because we obtained the rights and have some initial budget, the film is moving forward this August despite what is raised here. However, anything we can gather from fans and supporters will allow for bigger Horror genre actors and more spectacular special F/X.”
“Based on the 1988 cult-classic by Director Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Spasmo), this 2018 remake follows a group of college kids who trace the origins of a mysterious television broadcast to a secluded old house in the woods. Ectoplasm pits, flying objects, ghostly apparitions and the Grim Reaper himself are just a few of the horrors that await them inside.”
Ferguson plans on filming his Ghosthouse remake in the same locations Lenzi used, with Paul T. Taylor (Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment) starring as the “Grim Reaper.”
Head over to the Ghosthouse Indiegogo to learn more and pitch in.