Who knows why, but the camp classic CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, directed by the late, great Bob Clark, is being remade. Seriously, folks…stop it with the remakes already! Particularly remakes of cult classics much of today’s audience has never heard of. That being said, Fangoria Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment are teaming up to make a new version of Clark’s ’70s zombie flick a reality. Drew Daywalt scripted the update and Tom Savini is on board to direct so with any luck the special makeup effects will be up to par. I wonder if the remake will retain the same campy humor so prevalent in the original.
In the original film thespians, led by Alan Ormsby’s character, go to a graveyard on a remote island to perform a necromantic ritual. The ritual works and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh. The remake, from what we know so far, follows a similar storyline with a group of filmmakers accidently awakening the undead. Zombie mayhem ensues.