September 10, 2008 If there was ever an '80s slasher film that deserved to be forgotten it might be "The House on Sorority Row." It was -- and still is -- a major snoozefest. But it certainly had a nice title. Now, the remake is set to start filming in, of all places, Pittsburgh.
From today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh has a long history as a location for filming horror movies, from "Night of the Living Dead" to "Silence of the Lambs" to "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" earlier this year.
This fall another horror film will shoot in Western Pennsylvania: "Sorority Row," which may or may not be a remake of 1983's "The House on Sorority Row." Calls to production company Summit Entertainment had not been returned at press time.
Summit has made the teen movies "Step Up," "Never Back Down" and the upcoming vampire flick "Twilight," based on the popular book series.
"Sorority Row" will star Briana Evigan ("Step Up 2: The Streets") and Rumer Willis ("The House Bunny"). Willis' mother, actress Demi Moore, attended Charleroi High School. Evigan's father is actor Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads").
Production on "Sorority Row" is slated to begin Oct. 6.
The production is seeking to fill 20 speaking roles and more than 500 extras locally, primarily 18-to-25-year-olds who can portray college students. Anyone interested should fill out an application and upload photos on the Mosser Casting Web site (MosserCasting.com).
"Pittsburgh is thrilled to have film work happening in the region," said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office. "We're hoping to have a long-term relationship with Summit."
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