Get a glimpse of one seriously creepy basement in a new clip from the upcoming horror film Dementia 13, exclusively here on SYFY WIRE.
Directed by Richard LeMay (Blood Bound) and written by Dan DeFilippo (Chilling Visions), Dementia 13 is a remake of the 1963 horror film that was produced by Roger Corman and famously served as the directing debut of Francis Ford Coppola. The young director, of course, went on to make such classics as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now (Coppola had technically directed some Z-grade nudie films beforehand, but Dementia 13 was his first "legit" movie).
The original Dementia 13 was meant as a quick knock-off of Psycho, right down to the ostensible heroine meeting a grisly and unexpected fate halfway through the movie. Coppola added his own touch of macabre style and filmmaking talent to make the picture one of the more memorable horror quickies of its era.
The official synopsis for the remake dwells on some of the same elements as the 1963 version: "A vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer, and a family where everyone has a secret converge in one night of terror in this remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s first feature film."
In the clip, a young woman (Channing Pickett) finds herself exploring what appears to be a basement or underground lair of some kind, peppered with eerie dolls and disturbing artwork. But it's when she exits the room that the real horror begins:
While genre faves like William Campbell (Trelane and Koloth on Star Trek: The Original Series) and Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) starred in the original, the new Dementia 13 cast includes Marianne Noscheze (Horror Time), Christian Ryan (Celebrity Ghost Stories), Julia Campanelli (116) and Ana Isabelle (The Eyes) in addition to Pickett (Redheads Anonymous).
Chiller Films is releasing the movie in theaters on October 6th and on VOD and Digital HD on October 10th. Watch the official trailer below...