On Monday, March 10, a forty-year-old terror will return to Austin, Tx., when a newly restored version of horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is screened at the SXSW Festival ahead of the movie’s theatrical rerelease this summer. “It’s great on the big screen,” says filmmaker Tobe Hooper, who cowrote and directed the infamous 1974 film in the countryside outside of Austin, and also worked on the restoration. “It’s in 7.1 sound that completely wraps around you and in 4K [resolution]. The film works as well, if not better, than it originally did.”
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Hollywood’s love affair with ghoulies and ghosties was reconfirmed Thursday with the announcement that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is partnering with Fox 2000 Pictures to finance and distribute a new version of director Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic, Poltergeist. The film will be directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House), written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful), and produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert through their Ghost House Pictures company, together with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Ghost House’s previous credits include The Grudge, last year’s The Possession, and the recent reboot of Raimi’s own Evil Dead.
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