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Is “THE CLEANSE” director behind the new “CRITTERS” film?

Friday, December 14, 2018 | News


The reboot of CRITTERS has gone through some ups and downs over the last year, but now there’s evidence that a very qualified filmmaker is about to start rolling on it.

This past January, CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE was announced as a mobile series for Verizon go90, from the ZOMBEAVERS team of writer/director Jordan Rubin and co-scripters Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan. With Verizon go90 now defunct, Production Weekly’s most recent bulletin is reporting that a new CRITTERS movie is filming next month in South Africa. And not long ago, THE CLEANSE writer/director Bobby Miller posted on Instagram that he’s in South Africa to do a new feature. Considering that THE CLEANSE (which we reviewed here under its original title THE MASTER CLEANSE) is a satirical film involving little creatures, could his unnamed project be the CRITTERS reboot? We sure hope so, as we’re big fans of THE CLEANSE around here, so stay tuned for any confirmations and updates.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).