Their track record isn’t all that impressive as Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures has brought us multiple Boogeyman, Grudge and Messengers films, along with a bunch of other disappointing direct-to-disc films. While 30 Days of Night was a pretty solid flick, Sam Raimi has proven he’s still a master of horror with his upcoming Drag Me to Hell, which makes me wonder how much input he’s really giving to these films. Either way, Ghost House has announced two more horror remakes, one of which was already revealed here on Bloody-Disgusting a year and a half ago. Read on for the story.Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is remaking a pair of European horror films.
First up is Anguish, a remake of the 1987 Spanish pic that was written and directed by Bigas Luna. The company behind such horror hits as The Grudge films has also acquired the remake rights to the Danish movie Room 205 (trailer), which was first reported on Bloody Disgusting back in October of 2007.
Anguish follows two girls who, while watching a scary movie, find themselves in a horror film of their own when their life starts to mirror the pic’s plot.
Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls, Amusement, The Hitcher) penned the screenplay.
Ghost House’s Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing Anguish alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison (The Strangers). Ghost House and Vertigo previously worked together on The Grudge and The Grudge 2. Mandate Pictures’ Nathan Kahane and Vertigo’s Sonny Mallhi will exec produce, and George Ayoub will co-produce.
Ghost House has tapped Room 205 director Martin Barnewitz to helm the English-language remake, which is being redubbed The Dorm.
The story centers on a college freshman who moves into a dorm only to find that her room is haunted by sinister forces. Stephen Susco, who wrote The Grudge and The Grudge 2, is adapting.
Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce The Dorm, and Kahane will exec produce.
Pictured: ROOM 205