Back early this summer, we broke the news during our interview with Robert Englund that he would be joining forces with Gunner Hansen and Kane Hodder to make a horror movie, but until recently, we haven’t known much about it. Well today, Tony DiDio, the producer coming off Tobe Hooper’s recent remake of The Toolbox Murder, has joined forces with Jeff Miller and Gary Jones to produce THE LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW. You can read the official press release about DiDio’s addition to the crew from the film, which stars the men who played Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, and Jason Voorhees all together!
“The movie will star Robert Englund (“Freddy” from the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series), Kane Hodder (“Jason” from the FRIDAY THE 13TH series), and Gunnar Hansen (“Leatherface” from the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE). It concerns a group of would-be filmmakers out to see the locations where their favorite horror movie was shot who encounter three demented characters with plans of their own. It will mark the first time these three “titans of terror” have appeared in a movie together.
“I was looking for another project as exciting as TOOLBOX, and I am pleased that I have found it with THE LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW,” says DiDio. “It’s gonna be one helluva horror movie.”
DiDio, who also produced the original TOOLBOX MURDERS, an independent hit in 1978, has 30 years of experience in the motion picture industry. He raised financing for such films as ANDY WARHOL’S FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA (both 1974) as well as THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975), and he produced the recent films THE DEMON WITHIN, KILLER INSTINCT, and HEART OF STONE.”
“It’s great to have someone of Tony’s caliber and expertise come on board,” says Miller. “Gary (Jones) and I visited the set of TOOLBOX MURDERS and were impressed with Tony?s passion and know-how.”
“Kinetic Filmworks, a film finance and production company Miller founded earlier this year with Jones, decided to make THE LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW its first project. Kinetic will now be producing the film in association with DiDio. Jones (MOSQUITO, SPIDERS) is directing the film from a screenplay he wrote with Hansen.”
“Because of actors’ availability, shooting for THE LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been rescheduled to early 2004, for a mid-2004 release.