Director Marcus Nispel Will Next Be at the Helm of 'Backmask' Horror

May 9, 2011
Source: Bloody Disgusting

Marcus Nispel / Record Player

We just recently saw the trailer for his epic remake of Conan the Barbarian, but now director Marcus Nispel is returning to the horror genre. After directing the remakes of both The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, the filmmaker will next direct Backmask, a new horror film from Steven Schneider, the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Deadline just recently reported on the project, but their reports was seemingly lacking in details other than saying the story involves paranoia, possession and the paranormal. Sounds like any number of horror films, but fortunately details were available elsewhere.

As a matter of fact, Bloody Disgusting actually reported on the project last week, and we somehow missed it. In Backmask, 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. Yep, sounds like your standard horror film. Production is slated to begin this summer. Sound good?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


You really used the word "epic" again? To describe the Conan remake? Nothing Nispel will ever do can be considered epic.

Chazzy on May 9, 2011


TRUE WORDS. Firstshowing needs to find a new adjective to use.

Lebowski on May 10, 2011


The premise sounds similar to Rob Zombie's next - "Lords of Salem"

Bart on May 9, 2011


Or either Night of the Demons!lol

jah p on May 9, 2011

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