I always wondered what happened to Alex Winter (aka Bill S. Preston, Esquire!). Seems like he made that flick Freaked back in the 90′s and dropped off the face of the earth forever. Turns out that he’s been directing ads in England and just recently Howard Stern pulled him in for a director’s stint on a remake of the Corman classic, Rock ‘N Roll High School that showcased the acting chops of The Ramones. Maybe you remember, maybe you don’t but there is a sequel to this flick that more or less acts like a remake called Rock ‘N Roll High School forever which featured not the Ramones but a band headed up by Cory Feldman in full-on Michael Jackson garb. Heavy, I tell you. I don’t know who let that guy into wardrobe but he did the same thing in the sequel to Dream A Little Dream.
I should probably shut up now.
I’m perplexed as to what band could possibly head up a high school rebellion since just about every facet of hard music has been neutered these days. I vote for the Dirty South Revolutionaries. According to Winter,
This movie seemed so ripe for a remake.
Says you, dude.