News arrives via Deadline that Tom Holland, the director behind such horror classics as the original Fright Night (1985) and Child's Play (1988), is returning to his favourite genre for a new scary tale, Rock Paper Dead.
And he is working with a veritable boos who of horror talent behind the camera for this one, including co-writer Victor Miller ( Friday The 13th), another Jason Voorhees veteran in composer Harry Manfredini and experienced award winner Vincent Guastini (Dogma) for special make-up effects.
Rock Paper Dead focuses on Peter Harris, a serial killer known as The Doll Maker, who returns to his ancestral family home after his release from a state hospital for the criminally insane. After 20 years of treatment, he believes he is 'cured', but he has a hard time dealing with the ghosts of childhood trauma and the guilt that has steadily built from his past crimes. And when a lovely young woman named Ashley arrives at the house, it rekindles a murderous desire in Harris.
Holland plans to have Guastini whip up some dolls and death masks that will then be marketed around the release of the movie, currently planned for Halloween next year. Expect those to fly off the shelves, then...