Director Marcus Nispel is best known for his work in the horror genre having directed “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in 2003 and “Friday the 13th” in 2009. I would argue that he’s met with some pretty admirable success in those ventures. Though TCM was a remake, it was a faithful work that brought Leatherface back into the spotlight. The same could be said for his work on the Friday the 13th reboot.
His return to horror is a welcomed one for me; however, I’m very interested to see how well he handles an original product and not just a remake/reboot as almost all of his films have been that so far. For his latest feature “Backmask”, Nispel has put on his writer’s cap and teamed up with Kirsten Elms (Texas Chainsaw 3D) to put together a screenplay about rock and roll, drugs and evil spirits. Check out the official synopsis below along with three ghastly new images.
During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vintage record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it’s revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message….and that the real source of horror isn’t particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.
The film stars Stephen Lang, Gage Golightly, Kevin Chapman, Brittany Curran, Kelly Blatz, Brett Dier, Nick Nicotera, and Michael Ormsby who is featured in the shots below.