Here's a D-licious, highbrow collection of news for the weekend:
  • A few years ago, there was a little German horror comedy called Night of the Living Dorks. Three dorks do a voodoo ritual, later die in a car accident, come back as zombies and then try to make the most of their condition. Since zombies are so hot right now, it was only a matter of time before we got a remake, and now it's here, at the hands of Warner Independent Pictures and Chris Bishop, who will write the script. I'm sure it will be whatever you think it's going to be. The group of producers on the film hail from Vertigo, who are responsible for remakes like The Departed, so that bodes well for the flick.
  • Continuing with the ultra-mature and serious fare, there is Donkey Punch. Yes, that's the real title. A debut feature for Warp X, as well as writer/director Olly Blackburn, the film follows a group of people delighting in a hedonistic weekend in Spain. One afternoon, too much drugging and sexing leads to an accidental death on a yacht, which results in them having to fight to survive. Whether there will be an actual "donkey punch" in the film, I don't know. The flick will start shooting in South Africa next week, and it stars Jaime Winstone (who is in the just-picked-up Daddy's Girl), Tom Burke, Nichola Burley and Julian Morris.
  • Rounding out this collection of D-starting horror, we've got The Demonology of Desire. It's a second film from Rue Morgue founder-turned-short film director Rodrigo Gudino, and Twitch has some gory stills to feast on. The premise: Ramona makes a wish that is answered when she meets Eric. However, there's "dark fantastical depths" to the boyhood crush, and the film reportedly mixes fable, romantic thriller and artcore horror. Vague, eh? The stills show a cage and some bloody flesh, if that helps clear things up for you.
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