Dark Castle Out of the Direct-to-DVD Biz?

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Silver talks horror on the small screen

Between Return to House on Haunted Hill and The Hills Run Red, there was some rumbling that Dark Castle Entertainment was mulling over a few projects for the direct-to-DVD market, including a third Haunted Hill and a cheerleader/slasher film. None of those came to pass and for good reason as producer Joel Silver told us over the weekend.

“That business fell off a cliff, pretty much, particularly in the horror area,” he revealed. “That used to be a lucrative business and we had great success in our DVD releases of our horror releases. Gothika was huge, enormous business. But all of those DVDs, for our movies or direct-to-DVD releases…Orphan which did very well only did a fraction on DVD. If the business rises, we’ll think about it.”

Silver is presently shepherding Vincenzo Natali’s Splice, a Dark Castle acquisition, to the big screen on June 4.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor