skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    LP Country 128k Where Country & Rock Collide

  • play_arrow

    LP Country 320k Where Country & Rock Collide

Rock News

DEE SNIDER's New Horror Movie To Start Pre-Production In June

todayMay 9, 2022

share close

May 9, 2022

Dee Snider‘s new horror movie, which he is both writing and directing, will start pre-production in June.

The TWISTED SISTER frontman, who previously wrote and starred in the cult 1998 horror movie “Strangeland”, offered a timeline for his new project in a tweet earlier today. He wrote: “Wanna talk about a major distraction? My next scary movie (I wrote & I’m directing) is green lit & starts pre-production in 4 weeks! In between I’ve got 3 week pre-planned vacation (two years ago before covid, cancelled twice). When I get home I leave next day! Yes/Yikes!”

Less than two years ago, Snider revealed that he was planning to direct a horror movie from a script he wrote, titled “My Enemy’s Enemy”. The film is based on a real-life crime spree that took place in his native Long Island, New York in 1982.

“I had my movie that was supposed to go into production and there are certain business aspects of that that even now are still slowly moving forward because there are certain things that you can still put in place,” he told PopMatters at the time. “You can still slowly work through production elements and everything. I’ve also been asked to write a reimagining of another classic ’80s horror film that I can’t mention by name. I was working on the treatment for that. That’s been greenlit, so they’re putting together deals with that and I’ll start writing the screenplay.”

Snider went on to say that there are some powerful people in the film industry who think he is “the next Rob Zombie, the rock star-turned-horror writer/director/creator. That’s why they’re funding me for these two movies and their plan is to turn me into that,” he said. “I am ready to be turned into that. This is a place that I’ve been dabbling in and writing in for many, many years. With my screenplay writing, I’m now firing on all cylinders. That’s a very major part.”

Dee added that he enjoys being creative without stepping into the spotlight as a singer or actor.

“I really like that part of not being onstage, not being in front of the camera, not being out in front, just being the creative force behind because it’s so liberating to me,” he said. “As long as I can create it on the page and an actor/actress can represent it convincingly, I can be anybody. I’m so free to be any age, any color, any sex with the written word. It’s something I’m really striving toward. I don’t plan on being on stage performing for the rest of my days.”

Snider previously told the gambling and metal show “Metal Casino Live” about “My Enemy’s Enemy”: “‘My Enemy’s Enemy’ is powerfully disturbing. People said to me, after ‘Strangeland’, why didn’t I do something else, and I said ’cause I didn’t have an idea; I didn’t wanna just do something typical. And there was a crime committed where I grew up on Long Island in 1982. It’s considered the most horrible of crimes in the history of the area where I grew up. Each of the people convicted got 365 years in prison — each — for the crime. And I took that story, and I said, ‘Well, what if…?’ And I’m being very general, ’cause I don’t wanna give away too much at this point. But I said, ‘What if when this crime was happening, a Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees showed up — someone who was more evil. And ‘My Enemy’s Enemy’ is about, can we join each other, when we’re enemies, to fight a greater enemy? If you’ve just had horrible things done to you by people, but could you work with them to fight somebody who was even more horrible. So it’s based on a true story, but then I just went with what I call the X factor and go into fantasy world. So I think people are gonna be very disturbed, but they’re gonna enjoy it.”

Wanna talk about a major distraction? My next scary movie (I wrote & I’m directing) is green lit & starts pre-production in 4 weeks! In between I’ve got 3 week pre-planned vacation (two years ago before covid, cancelled twice). When I get home I leave next day! Yes/Yikes!

— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) May 9, 2022

Written by: lpcountry

Rate it

Previous post

Rock News

Scorpions Announce 2022 North American Tour With Whitesnake

Scorpions will launch a run of North American concert dates this summer with special guests Whitesnake.The Rock Believer Tour will kick off on Aug. 21 in Toronto and last for two months until its conclusion on Oct. 21 in Las Vegas. You can see a complete list of tour dates below.Scorpions performed a sold-out residency in Las Vegas earlier this year when they debuted songs from their recently released album, Rock Believer.“After the amazing start we’ve had with our residency in Las Vegas, it‘s about time to come back […]

todayMay 9, 2022 1

Similar posts

Rock News

LITA FORD Announces New Bassist

May 23, 2022Bassist Marten Andersson (STEELHEART, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB) will join Lita Ford on stage for all of her upcoming 2022 tour dates. Andersson replaces longtime Lita bassist Marty O'Brien who recently became the touring bassist for DAUGHTRY.Lita said: "Marten brings to the stage a sound and high-energy dynamic […]

todayMay 23, 2022

Rock News

Watch a Trailer for New David Bowie Film 'Moonage Daydream'

A new film about David Bowie is set to premiere today at the Cannes Film Festival’s Midnight Screenings section. A new trailer for Moonage Daydream is available now ahead of the film's debut. You can see it below."Questions have arisen such as: Who is he? What is he? Where did he come from?" a […]

todayMay 23, 2022

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *