Castles and Freaks
Last week I reported on Slains Castle in Scotland, and how it might have been the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle in Bram Stoker’s novel, and that it had been granted protected status as an historic site by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). That’s good news, especially since there are those who want to rebuild the castle and turn it into an apartment complex. (The rebuilding part I might be okay with, but apartments?! Hell-to-the-no!) The developers tried it once before, but there plans got shot down by the locals. Does Slains protected status guarantee that nobody will be making apartments out of it? I hope so.
And speaking of castles, word is that Cinestate, the company that is rebooting Full Moon’s and Charles Band’s PUPPETMASTER series, will also be remaking Full Moon’s CASTLE FREAK. Might we hope for more such “reinventions” in the future? I’d love to see big-budget versions of the SUBSPECIES movies! It remains to be seen if the new PUPPETMASTER flick flies; there is a certain spirit to the movies that might not transfer well to a bigger, more polished production. Making it “bigger and better” might just rob it of its heart. But that wouldn’t be a problem with other Full Moon offerings. I mean, I don’t expect we’re gonna see a bigscreen version of EVIL BONG.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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