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

Friday, December 14, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

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 spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.