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Tuesday
Jun262012

First Look at 'BackMask' Set Pics

Director Marcus Nispel is best known as the helmer of high-profile remakes that were considered good (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), bad (Friday the 13th), and very ugly (Conan the Barbarian).  Perhaps he realized that he needed to restore his reputation, so he signed on to direct the Indie-horror flick, Backmask.  As with most credible films of that genre, they have secured a slew of young up-n-coming talent willing to get bloody.  That talent is led by Brittany Curran (Men of a Certain Age), Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), and Kelly Blatz (Glory Daze).

The Backmask plot: During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages.  Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another.  Eventually, however, it's revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message....and that the real source of horror isn't particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.

Steven Schneider (Insidious) is producing and screenplay credits go to Kirsten Elms (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D).  Photos are courtesy of The Daily Dead

I really hope this proves to be one of those original horror films that will help bring the genre back from the shadows.  I’m tired of remakes and found footage garbage that has done major harm to the genre.  Now I’m going to go so far as predicting this particular flick to lead the resurgence, but it would be cool if it did. 

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