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Back from the DeadNight of the Living Dead
Three decades after it hit American drive-ins trailing shocked reviews behind it, the modern Horror classic Night of the Living Dead is coming back again. After spawning two sequels, colourization and being remade (by Tom Savini), George Romero's gory landmark is now being remodelled by writer John Russo who also played a zombie in the micro-budgeted Pittsburgh feature. Inspired by the successful re-release of Star Wars, Russo has just completed a revamped version of the zombie masterpiece -- a 'Special Edition' which replaces some old footage with new scenes that the film-makers considered in 1968 but didn't have the money to film. "There's now a prologue and an epilogue as well as other additional scenes," reveals Russo. "We explain why there are so many zombies surrounding this one little farmhouse and where they came from."

Stop Screaming!
Keenan Ivory Wayans will direct the Dimension Films project Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween which he has now merged with Last Summer I Screamed Because Friday the 13th Fell on Halloween, a similar project Dimension had been developing. The comedic send-up of recent Horror films will feature Marlon and Shawn Wayans as part of the film's ensemble cast. Dimension purchased the second script, written by Spyhard duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, last October and will combine it with the second vehicle written by Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Phil Beauman and Buddy Johnson.

Famke in the House
Famke Janssen will star opposite Geoffrey Rush in the remake of the 1958 Vincent Price classic The House on Haunted Hill for Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis's Dark Castle Entertainment. Rocker Marilyn Manson is in talks to play the film's villain. Janssen plays Evelyn Price, a woman unhappy in her relationship with business tycoon Rush, who finds herself in a former insane asylum where five strangers are getting $1 million to spend the night. Elizabeth Hurley had been in talks to take the role. If Manson joins the cast, this will mark the singer's studio feature début, following a cameo in Jawbreaker.

Also in this issue's news... The Hitcher's return journey • Walter Hill escapes SupernovaCharlie and the Chocolate Factory – without songs • Dungeons & Dragons threaten the big screen, and much more