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After 50 years the ‘Killer Shrews’ are back..?!

21 November 2011 3:09 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Now here’s something I never thought I’d be writing about in 2011… It seems director Steve Latshaw has put together a sequel to the low budget 1959 B-movie “classic Killer Shrews, and he’s managed to get a few named actors in the cast! Return of the Killer Shrews stars original Killer Shrews actor James Best, who is best known as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane in Dukes of Hazzard, alongside his Hazzard co-star John SchneiderTransylmania’s Jennifer Lyons and Bruce Davison. Check out the trailer after the synopsis:

A TV reality show hires Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they’re using as a filming location. Thorne would have refused the job because he’s been to that island before and still sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, as the boat departs, Thorne is too hungover to realize where they’re going, »

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Witness the Return of the Killer Shrews in this Campy Trailer

18 November 2011 3:01 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The one sure thing about Steve Latshaw’s Return of the Killer Shrews is that it has to be a better movie than the original 1959 snoozer. God help us if it’s not. But it has to be because the original didn’t have John Schneider, Bruce Davison, or bikini babes. Am I right?

The Killer Shrews seems an unlikely film to warrant a sequel, especially half a century later, but stranger things have happened. Steve Latshaw’s low budget tongue-in-cheek sequel to an even lower budget 1959 bad movie classic has even wrangled a few name actors, including “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider, Transylmania beauty Jennifer Lyons, all-purpose character actor Bruce Davison, and original Killer Shrews star James Best, who is probably best remembered for his turn as the Wile E. Coyote-ish Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on the “Dukes of Hazzard”.

A TV reality show hires Captain Thorne Sherman »

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Concept Art and New One-Sheet: The Return of the Killer Shrews

20 June 2011 2:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Are you one of the few folks out there who absolutely cannot wait for the cinema epic that is bound to be The Return of the Killer Shrews? If so, after you're finished with your therapy session you can come back here and dig on some new goodies.

Below you'll find the first concept art for the beast (along with a still of the original so you can compare) and some truly wretched new teaser art that needs to be disposed of immediately.

For more, including behind-the-scenes stills and videos, check out Undead Brainspasm.

The official Return of the Killer Shrews website has been launched and is awaiting your perusal! Giddy that such an online destination exists? Then become a fan of Return of the Killer Shrews on Facebook!

Directed by Steve Latshaw, Return of the Killer Shrews stars John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyons, Sean Flynn, Bruce Davison and »

- Uncle Creepy

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Casting News - Fresh Meat for the Return of the Killer Shrews

28 February 2011 5:59 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More casting news coming in for the long awaited sequel to The Killer Shrews! We don't know who exactly was waiting, but in any event read on!

Former teen idol Sean Flynn (pictured right with his eyebrows), fresh from his long-running role as Chase on Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101", has accepted his first adult role in The Return of the Killer Shrews.

Directed by Steve Latshaw, Return of the Killer Shrews also stars John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyons, and in a neat turn of events, James Best, star of the 1959 original film.

The flick's in production now. Look for more soon. Dig on the first bit of artwork and the extended plot crunch below.

Synopsis

A TV reality show hires Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they're using as a filming location. Thorne would have normally refused the job »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Return Of The Killer Shrews Website Launches

10 February 2011 10:56 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

                                                              The official website for the 50's sequel/redux for The Return of the Killer Shrews has launched. The film is directed by Steve Latshaw and stars John Schneider, Jennifer Lyons, and James Best, star of the 1959 original film. This movie looks like we'll be seeing it on Syfy. 

 

Synopsis:

A TV Reality Show hires Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they're using as a filming location. Thorne would have normally refused the job because he's been to that island before and stills sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, he needs the money and he's not getting much business these days. Together with his first mate Rook (Rick Hurst), they sail -- to a place Thorne Sherman never wanted to see again as long as he lived: the island of the Killer Shrews.

 

As the TV crew and two-fisted animal expert »

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Website Open for Return of the Killer Shrews! Scientists Baffled!

9 February 2011 4:54 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Can't wait to get your next fix of the killer shrews? Then you are a sick, sick person who really needs to shut down the PC and go outside for a little while and get some fresh air. Or just be the horror junkie that you are and surf the web for more shrew madness!

The official Return of the Killer Shrews website has been launched and is awaiting your perusal! Giddy that such an online destination exists? Then become a fan of Return of the Killer Shrews on Facebook!

Directed by Steve Latshaw, Return of the Killer Shrews stars John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyons, and in a neat turn of events, James Best, star of the 1959 original film.

The flick's in production now. Look for more soon. Dig on the first bit of artwork and the extended plot crunch below.

Synopsis

A TV Reality Show hires Captain Thorne »

- Uncle Creepy

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Are You Ready for The Return of the Killer Shrews? *Cues Spooky Dramatic Music Now*

31 January 2011 11:09 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In 1959 a film was made that was both easily forgettable and terrible even by B-movie standards. Now, in 2011 a sequel is coming our way. We kid you not. Get ready for Return of the Killer Shrews!

Directed by Steve Latshaw and starring John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyons, and in a neat turn of events, James Best, star of the original.

The flick's in production now. Look for more soon. Dig on the first bit of artwork and an impossibly long plot crunch below courtesy of Undead Backbrain. Thanks to Avery for the heads-up.

Synopsis

A TV reality show hires Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they’re using as a filming location. Thorne would have refused the job because he’s been to that island before and still sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, as the boat departs, Thorne »

- Uncle Creepy

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