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“THE HIDDEN’s” Jack Sholder is getting back behind the camera with “FEAR THE NIGHT”

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | News


The director of some ’80s classics is helming his first feature since 2004.

Jack Sholder, whose credits include the 1982 ALONE IN THE DARK, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE and THE HIDDEN, is gearing up to shoot FEAR THE NIGHT, about a female vampire. He posted on Facebook today, “I developed the script with screenwriter Joshua Russell, and like all good vampire movies, it’s about a lot more than vampires. The script turned out extremely well, and I’m totally energized about making it. We’re shooting in September/October with an exciting mix of old hands and new talent. No casting yet, but we’re starting that process now.”

In addition to the abovementioned trio, Sholder directed the actioner RENEGADES, WISHMASTER 2: EVIL NEVER DIES, ARACHNID and episodes of TALES FROM THE CRYPT and the TREMORS series. His last movie was the made-for-cable shark thriller 12 DAYS OF TERROR. We’ll bring you more on FEAR THE NIGHT as we find it out!

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,, 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.