The March (#109) issue of Rue Morgue magazine includes my story about the forthcoming remake of the creepy ’80s horror classic Pin (which you can actually catch on Netflix’s Watch Instantly service).
“While many view the movie remake as an idea lifted from the Devil’s own cookbook, some see remakes as an opportunity to rescue deserving films from cult movie exile. Consider director Sandor Stern, who’s taking a second swat at the pinata with a forthcoming remake of his own 1988 film Pin (aka Pin: A Plastic Nightmare), a creepy Canadian masterpiece that was driven into cinematic obscurity by the failing fortunes of its distributor…”
Pick up this issue of Rue Morgue for a candid interview with Stern and Jack Reher, the screenwriter for the Pin remake.
Filed a story for Rue Morgue yesterday about a forthcoming remake of the Canadian masterpiece Pin (1988). My thanks to director Sandor Stern and screenwriter Jack Reher for talking to me about their ambitious goal to bring this story to a wider audience. There’s even a comic book tie-in in the works.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to see the original starring David Hewlett and Terry O’Quinn, you really owe it to yourself as a horror fan to check it out.
Though I remember it being fairly difficult to get a few years ago, it’s now pretty widely available. If you’re in the U.S. and have access to Netflix, you can get it either on DVD or via their Watch Instantly service. For my money, this remains one of the eeriest movies in horror. There’s not a lot of blood shed, but the creepy factor is through the roof.
[More about the planned Pin remake once the Rue Morgue story appears.]