Ruggero Deodato's House on the Edge of the Park Part II in Development!


Holy s**t! That's a name I haven't heard in years, Ruggero Deodato, the man behind Cannibal Holocaust, Last Cannibal World and The House on the Edge of the Park, is back in action. According to DreadCentral who got the exclusive word, has revealed that Ruggero Deodato is currently helming the sequel to The House on the Edge of the Park, which is being produced by North Bank Entertainment in the UK.

The film original film featured David Hess, playing a similar character to Krug in Craven's Last House on the Left, which was also featured on the infamous Video Nasty list in the UK.

I for one cannot wait, I love House on the Edge of the Park and glad to see Deodato is helming the sequel, in which Giovanni Lombardo Radice, reprises his role as Ricky.

Back in the day this would shock audiences and possibly still does today, but with films like A Serbian Film, pushing the boundaries even further, I wonder if the sequel to a previously banned film will still be able to offend and disturb people in this day and age?

Check out the Press Release below:

"UK production company North Bank Entertainment are teaming up with legendary Italian director Ruggero Deodato ("Cannibal Holocaust") and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice ("City of the Living Dead") to develop and produce a sequel to the 1980 cult film 'The House on the Edge of the Park'.

Filmed in Italy and New York under the Italian title 'La casa sperduta nel parco', the original film starred David Hess and Giovanni Lombardo Radice as two lowlife punks who invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and, after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everybody hostage and subject them to various torture and mayhem.

Ruggero Deodato's film was the subject of controversy in the UK when it was initially rejected for a cinema certificate by the BBFC when first submitted in 1981. The film later found itself on the DPP list of "video nasties" when it was revealed that the uncut version was readily available on UK video. When it was eventually passed by the BBFC in 2002, it was cut by 11 minutes and 43 secs, with almost all of the rape and violence either replaced or removed entirely. To this day, the film remains cut in the UK.

The screenplay for 'The House on the Edge of the Park Part II' will be written by British filmmaker Andrew Jones from a story by Ruggero Deodato and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. The film will be produced by Ian Grey and Andrew Jones for North Bank Entertainment."

Check out the NSFW trailer which contains some absolutely crazy disco song, over the brutality... Enjoy!

What do you guys think?

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