Ghost House to redo pair of European films
Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is remaking a pair of European horror films.First up is “Anguish,” a remake of the 1987 Spanish pic that was written and directed by Bigas Luna. The company behind such horror hits as “The Grudge” films has also acquired the remake rights to the Danish movie “Room 205.” “Anguish” follows two girls who, while watching a scary movie, find themselves in a horror film of their own when their life starts to mirror the pic’s plot. Jake Wade Wall (“When a Stranger Calls”) penned the screenplay. Ghost House’s Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing “Anguish” alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison (“The Strangers”). Ghost House and Vertigo previously worked together on “The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2.” Mandate Pictures’ Nathan Kahane and Vertigo’s Sonny Mallhi will exec produce, and George Ayoub will co-produce. Ghost House has tapped “Room 205″ director Martin Barnewitz to helm the English-language remake, which is being redubbed “The Dorm.” Story centers on a college freshman who moves into a dorm only to find that her room is haunted by sinister forces. Stephen Susco, who wrote “The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2,” is adapting. Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce “The Dorm,” and Kahane will exec produce. Wall, whose credits include “The Hitcher,” recently penned “Amusement” for Picturehouse. Ghost House’s upcoming slate includes the Raimi-helmed supernatural thriller “Drag Me to Hell” for Universal.