“FRIGHT NIGHT 2” director reveals his next film


With Fox Home Entertainment’s FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD (pictured above) headed for DVD and Blu-ray release next Tuesday, October 1 (and having a free Fango screening in Austin, TX the night before; go here for details), we spoke with its director, Eduardo Rodriguez, who let us know about the supernatural shocker he plans to do as his follow-up.

“I have a script I wrote two or three years ago that I’m trying to put together,” Rodriguez, who also helmed CURANDERO, tells Fango. “It was at a time when all the strikes were happening and there was nothing going on, and I started to think, ‘What am I going to do next?’ So I wrote a feature version of my short film DAUGHTER; it has the same principle and basic storyline, but the location is different and there are a couple of new elements to the story. Basically, it’s the journey of a mother who kills herself and her daughter, and has to pay for it; once again, I’m going back to the whole religious theme.

“Back at the time, I wound up getting a couple of movies with After Dark, and then FRIGHT NIGHT 2 happened, so I never got the time to get the financing together for DAUGHTER. Now I’m trying to get that done, and we’ll see what happens. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.” And what about the chances of a FRIGHT NIGHT 3 if the latest sequel is successful? “I haven’t talked to Fox about it, but that would be my guess. They’re waiting to see how this one does, and if it does well, they’ll probably want to make more.”

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.

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