I sure am glad I turned down that lifetime subscription to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine shot out some news recently that is sure to infuriate horror fans but most likely guarantee a huge box office success just like we saw with the new Prom Night.
Having grown up in a small video store, I have a number of VHS covers stuck in the back of my mind. One of the most memorable belonged to Tom DeSimone’s 1981 horror pic Hell Night. Look to the left, and you’ll probably remember passing it too back in the ’80s. The film starred Linda Blair and a group of college coeds who must stay in a haunted mansion to be accepted into their respective sorority and fraternity. But all does not go well as the home’s owner is still alive and ready to kill all who trespass!
Sure, it may not have been a real classic … but look at the synopsis. Does that really fit into the PG-13 world? Nope. So, does this mean we’ll be getting a nice R-rated update to the flick? Hell no!
Sony Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper told Entertainment Weekly something we’re sure all horror fans want to hear, “If you are going to make a movie for a bunch of kids, you have to make it PG-13. You try not to make a movie for an audience that is older than your protagonist.”
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