Is there a more thrilling phrase in the English language than “space vampires”?
We wager not! Which brings us to today’s news from Chiller: The horror cable network is remaking the 1985 film Lifeforce, which itself was based on author Colin Wilson’s 1976 book The Space Vampires. The original Lifeforce was directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre filmmaker Tobe Hooper and starred Steve Railsback, although the movie is best remembered (at least by genre fans of a certain age) for actress Mathilda May’s alien character wreaking havoc in London while completely naked. The remake will debut on Chiller later this year.
The network also announced that it is producing another horror film, Siren, about a bachelor party which becomes a fight for survival, and has commissioned an anthology series called Slasher. According to the official synopsis, the initial eight-part season “follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders—based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents.”
Chiller recently partnered with indie horror company SpectreVision to produce the forthcoming making-of-a-maniac horror-drama The Boy. Directed by Craig Macneill, the film stars David Morse, Rainn Wilson, and Jared Breeze, and received positive buzz when it played at last weekend’s Chiller-sponsored Stanley Film Festival at Estes Park, Colo.