Seven Arts Pictures plc announced the start of principal photography of the new creature horror film Night of the Demons, today in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The film is a retelling of the classic cult picture of the same name and will be directed by Adam Gierasch who wrote the screenplay with his long time partner Jace Anderson. Both recently earned critical acclaim with Gierasch's first feature, Autopsy. The story of a Halloween party gone terribly awry when six teens are stalked by demon spirits stars Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Diora Baird and Edward Furlong.
The demons from which the film gets its name have been created by the award winning team at Drac Studios, whose combined and innovative talents offer a rock solid history of providing unforgettable characters and creatures for film and television. Drac has earned numerous accolades for its efforts over the years including 2 Academy Awards for Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mrs. Doubtfire. They were also awarded the Technical Achievement Academy Award for creating state of the art advancements in silicone prosthetic makeup appliances. The company has also received 6 Academy Award nominations for the films: A Beautiful Mind, Bicentennial Man,Titanic, Roommates, Hoffa and Hook.
Director Adam Gierasch couldn't be more excited: "Halloween, loud music and demons are three of my favorite things, and I'm chomping at the bit to give them all to you in spades. We've got a great cast, spooky locations, and some of the best demons I've ever seen. It's time to rock!"
Seven Arts' CEO, Peter Hoffman, adds, "I am very much looking forward to working with Adam again on what we hope will be a successful Halloween franchise. We have every confidence in Adam's ability to deliver a thoroughly frightening cinematic experience!"
Producer, Greg McKay, wraps up by saying "Setting the remake of Night of the Demons in New Orleans has been an inspiration, and has given the film an incredible look and feel. The locations are perfect and the audience is going to be amazed at the scope of this movie."