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Some horror fans may think that the 1980s was the best times for horror movies, but Hollywood's constant rummaging through the VHS bin of the era for remake material doesn't always sit well. While last year's "Fright Night" wasn't the worst offender of 1980s horror retelling (that would be "Nightmare on Elm Street" for the record), fans who took umbrage at that effort can take comfort that the original film's writer/director Tom Holland is finally back and ready to make his first theatrical feature since 1996's "Thinner."

After writing and directing both "Fright Night" and "Child's Play" in the '80s, the '90s saw Holland working with Stephen King, adapting "The Langoliers" into a miniseries and directing "Thinner" before taking an extended hiatus. Holland hasn't been completely off the grid, directing an episode of the 2007 "Masters of Horror" series and developing the FEARnet series "Tom Holland's Twisted Tales, »

- Ryan Gowland

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