April 25th, 2013 - Check out the BRAND NEW video for "Shrewd Awakening"!
April 25th, 2013 - This is a great online review by Veronica Scott - read the review
April 23rd, 2013 -
We are pround to announce the release of a BRAND NEW CD featuring four music cuts used in "Return of the Killer Shrews"! Get The Bamboo Trading Company's soundtrack for the summer of 2013 today! VISIT THE BAMBOO TRADING COMPANY PAGE - LINK
October 27th, 2012 - We are pleased to announce RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS is being distributed by Mark Lester's AMERICAN WORLD PICTURES, as their showcase feature for the fall. Mark is a big fan of the original KILLER SHREWS and James Best... and loved our movie. We're very excited about teaming up with AWP. Here's our new poster art... and our new trailer will be posted very, very soon!
October 23rd, 2012 - Another rave "Shrew Review" has come out - read it online!
October 9th, 2012 - The Killer Shrews soundtrack is scheduled to be featured on "Visions in Sound" during the Halloween episode - along with Friday the 13th, Halloween and others. Check it Out
October 4th, 2012 - A new article is out about Killer Shrews - read it here
October 1st, 2012 - Listen to this great interview with Director Steve Latshaw on LA Talk Radio talking all about Killer Shrews! LINK
August 25th, 2012 - The latest trailer has just hit the web! Watch it above or on YouTube!
August 4th, 2012 - Check out this footage!
Welcome to the Official Website of "Return of the Killer Shrews" movie starring John Schneider, James Best, Rick Hurst and Jennifer Lyons. This will be your number one source of new information regarding the new sequel to this cult classic film from 1959! Shot in HD this sequel (featuring several of the actors from televisions "The Dukes of Hazzard"- currently the number one show on CMT) - this film is sure to satisfy fans of the original film and scare a whole host of new ones!
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The hook here is that Return features James Best of the original 1959 Shrews.
...the long rumored sequel to the 1959 drive-in classic "The Killer Shrews" is in the works, with original star James Best back in the saddle!
In 1959, a film was made that was both easily forgotten and terrible even by B movie standards. Now, in 2011, a sequel is coming our way. We kid you not. Get ready for RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS! Directed by Steve Latshaw and starring John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyon, and in a neat turn of events, James Best, star of the original.
The sequel is directed Steve Latshaw, who co-wrote the script with Pat Moran. A cool thing about this flick is that they got James Best, who starred in the original over 50 years ago, to reprise his role. The cast also includes John Schneider, Rick Hurst, Jennifer Lyons (below), and Mel Tillis.
In an age of unnecessary remakes / reboots (Planet of the Apes? Oh, Tim, why did you do it?), it's great to get news of a remake — or at least a reboot — that is likely to result in something worthwhile, namely an upgrade.
The Killer Shrews (US-1959; dir. Ray Kellogg) is one of the most hilarious of low-budget Z-horror films of the 1950s. Its titular monsters — puppets in close-ups and dogs dressed up in ratty fur and big teeth the rest of the time – are nothing if not memorable.
Now, we have Return of the Killer Screws, co-written (with Pat Moran) and directed by Steve Latshaw, hoping to recreate the exploitation enjoyment of the original for a new generation of B-horror fans while pushing the technical quality up a few notches. In a production driven by the original film's main star, Latshaw gets to direct James Best in his reboot; Best will be recreating the role he made "famous" in the 1959 late-night classic.
Killer Shrews had some seriously memorable moments for me in spite of the lack of quality in the production.
Out of respect for James Best, who has been a terrific character actor with many and varied roles besides that of his signature role of Rosco P. Coltrane, I will take a look and actually this sounds like a fun movie. Probably won't be great or even good, but I'll watch it. And being a Dukes fan, having John Schneider and Rick Hurst is icing on the cake.
Remember the character of Thorne is a strong character. He survived the killer shrews and 50 years of standing around and drinking!
Thankfully, this is a full-blown sequel, not a "reboot" as the article says.
It'll probably be fun, like the original.
Not 1. Not 2. But 3 Dukes of Hazzard alumni in the same movie?I can now die a happy man.
Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has been twitching to release news of this production for some time now. Always eager to embrace new independent low-budget films, his enthusiasm for this knows no bounds. I asked him about it.
I remember reading back in the early 2000s about how James Best wanted to do a sequel to The Killer Shrews [he said] ….obviously it never really got off the ground. I think he wasn't totally serious about it at that point…. then when Brett Kelly did his remake of Attack of the Giant Leeches and so many other B-classics were getting remakes, I started wondering what had happened to this project. Also the 50th anniversary of the original film was creepy up fast. This was in early 2008…. I decided to contact Mr Best and shortly afterwards I was let in on the "secret" but sworn to secrecy. James had started thinking more seriously about this project and was working to make it happen. Of course it took some time but James kept me in the loop with updates as the wheels began to finally turn. Then once Steve Latshaw was hired and other producers stepped on board, the project finally got off the ground and things started really happening for the film. Now the film is finally really happening — some 52 years after the original and with the star of the original film, a living legend, returning to reprise his same role. The killer shrews will be introduced to a whole new generation!