Shock Till You Drop have the scoop that David Hackl is planning to adapt Vince Churchill’s horror novel, THE BUTCHER BRIDE, into a new film. Heckl was the director for SAW V, production designer on three other SAW films and was set to direct SAW VII 3D until he was given the boot at the last minute.
J.R. Reher has adapted the script for Hackl’s film but the books plot is as follows:
“Thirty years ago, a depraved assault during a Halloween costume ball shattered a young woman’s mind, turning her into a brutal mass murderer. Dressed in her rival’s blood-soaked wedding gown, the legend of the Butcher Bride was born. Now, decades later, everyone who enters the Silas Mansion will encounter a frightening spirit ravenous to satisfy perverse appetites. Death is the only escape. Here comes The Bride…”
Based on this synopsis the film, if handled correctly, sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Hackl wouldn’t have been my first choice for director though; none of the SAW sequels stood up to the brilliant of the first film and his entry was no better than the rest. Regardless, we’ll keep you updated with any and all news on THE BUTCHER BRIDE as it emerges.