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Misfits’ Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Starring in ‘Don’t Look in the Basement’ Remake, ‘Death Ward 13’

Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’t Look in the Basement, Bloody Disgusting learned this morning. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, “Doyle” is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the film’s terrifying antagonist, THE DUKE.

Now in pre-production, Death Ward 13 is to be directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through the House) and produced by The Readmond Company.

Death Ward 13 is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg’s Don’t Look in the Basement (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (1845). Death Ward 13 promises to deliver “a thrilling grindhouse-inspired remake with a shocking collection of criminally insane patients: botched lobotomies, necrophilia, sexual deviance, and violent psychopaths.”

Death Ward 13 is Todd Nunes’ bloody love letter to Don’t Look in the Basement.

It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.



  • Adam Paquette

    Longtime fan of the Misfits here. Danzig and Graves were both good singers. Everything after their “Famous Monsters” album sucks. Jerry Only needs to quit dragging the Misfits name through the mud.

    • SpacemanSpliffz
      • Adam Paquette

        that little comic couldnt be more true. I refer to Jerry as Jerry Lonely.

        • Colonel Ives

          I used to refer to them as Only Jerry during graves days. Granted, misfits are by far one of my favorite bands of all time, but I’m a Danzig guy. hell, I have the crimson ghost legacy of brutality tattoo. and PS I just saw Danzig on stage with them in Chicago and it was fucking incredible

  • Otterlee

    Sounds like fun. I seem to enjoy the ones that involve insanity most.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Doyle is a bright ray of sunshine. Always a big smile on his face!

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