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Clock Tower maker

10.31.2007
Director Eric Valette must have made some satisfying scares with his remake of the Japanese phone spooker ONE MISSED CALL -- the Weinsteins have reportedly brought him in to adapt the videogame CLOCK TOWER.

The movie is is apparently based on the third game in the CLOCK TOWER series, which involved a regular girl who is haunted by horrifying visions and discovers that her family has battled evil spirits for generations. I'm only familiar with the first game in the series, which gave me a bad case of the terror-shits with its psychopath named Scissorman, who (ignoring parental suggestion) ran around with massive trimming instruments and caused intense frights and bloodshed.

The script will come from BORDERLAND screenwriter Eric Poppen (THE HITCHER re-writer Jake Wade Wall and JASON X scribe Todd Farmer worked on prior drafts). Valette got his start with the little-seen gem MALEFIQUE, a claustrophobic occult-themed prison flick.
Extra Tidbit: South American director Jorge Olguin (ETERNAL BLOOD) was once attached to the project, but he's currently making a thriller with BLADE II vampiress Leonor Varela.

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2:05PM on 11/01/2007

Clock Tower chronology

Actually, the original was the scariest, and was only released in Japan for the SNES. The PS1 games are sequels to that game and 3 is a stand-alone.
Actually, the original was the scariest, and was only released in Japan for the SNES. The PS1 games are sequels to that game and 3 is a stand-alone.
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2:03AM on 11/01/2007

Why?

Okay, I LOVED the original Clock Tower game... I even dug CT2 because the Mr. Bates personality was quite sadistically funny... I even played through CT3 and had some enjoyment out of it, but it was the lesser of the three by far. Also, it'll be too much like Hack/Slash (whenever that comes out). It's already doomed to failure, so my arguments kind of moot, but I'd rather have seen one of the first two translated to film (particularly CT2).
Okay, I LOVED the original Clock Tower game... I even dug CT2 because the Mr. Bates personality was quite sadistically funny... I even played through CT3 and had some enjoyment out of it, but it was the lesser of the three by far. Also, it'll be too much like Hack/Slash (whenever that comes out). It's already doomed to failure, so my arguments kind of moot, but I'd rather have seen one of the first two translated to film (particularly CT2).
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