Death House The Expendables Of Horror
Death House Overview
“Death House” has been the hype for over a month now, and more details are just roaring with excitement. The idea for the Expendables-styled horror was first pitched in March of 2016. Since then, the waiting game for more details has been growing patiently, but rapidly. Well, wait no more. We have some exciting details in store.
The “Death House” cast lineup is, in itself, very exciting. Originally joining the cast:
Since then, there have been some exciting updates to the cast. The newest additions include:
Bill Oberst Jr., Tony Todd, Tiffany Shepis, Vincent Ward, Vernon Wells, Adrienne Barbeau, Debbie Rochon, as well as Felissa Rose, Stelio Savante, Richard Speight Jr., Cody Longo, and Cortney Palm, who joined the cast just a few days ago.
It goes without saying that this cast lineup is legendary. A lot of huge names, not only in the movie industry, but in the horror arena. Of course we have our “veterans” of horror. Englund, Bradley, Todd, Hodder, Trejo, Moseley, Wallace, Berryman. This awesome lineup, alone, is definitely something worth screaming about. Our favorite horror icons, all in one cast. Their roles and contributions in the horror industry speak for themselves.
What’s more, our veterans team up with a lineup of awesome, noteworthy cast members. Crampton of “Re-Animator”, Shanks of “Urban Legend: Bloody Mary”, Keaton of Meir Zarchi’s “I Spit on Your Grave”, Hartley of “Passions”, Bradey of “Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead”, Oberst Jr. of “Deadly Revisions”, Shepis of “The Prometheus Project”, Ward of “Ocean’s Eleven”, Wells of “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”, Barbeau of John Carpenter’s “The Fog”, Rochon of “Tromeo and Juliet”, Rose of “Sleepaway Camp”, Savante of “Starship Troopers 3: Marauder”, Speight jr. of “Independence Day”, Longo of “Piranha 3D”, and Palm of “Zombeavers”. This is like a new wave of horror icons in the making.
“Death House” was originally written by horror icon, Gunnar Hansen. He is most notable for the original, memorable, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, amongst other iconic films. The purpose of the “Death House” concept was to bring together the legends of horror into one film. The project has been reprised, re-written, and directed by Harrison Smith, and, looking at the cast, he definitely made good on that ordeal of bringing together the horror industry’s legends.
The trailer of “Death House” certainly looks interesting. Being inspired by true events puts even more emphasis on it. So, here we have an amazingly constructed cast in a dark action-horror film that’s inspired by true events, taking place in a seemingly dark, haunted prison that is actually a house of evil. The synopsis calls it the “Area 51 of Evil”, and I can definitely see why.
“Death House” is produced, co-produced, executive-produced, and associate-produced by a wealth of contributors, including:
For those of you who aren’t yet hipped to “Death House”, the details are as follows:
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. They may also be supernatural.
Agents Toria Boon and Jae Novak have their own dark pasts, arriving at Death House to tour its levels and observe its denizens first-hand as well as the medical and mental experiments of Drs. Eileen Fletcher and Karen Redmane. Their depraved experiments date back to the Nazi doctors of WWII.
Prison cells are virtual reality holo decks that recreate prisoner environments before they were incarcerated. A special hallucinogenic gas keeps inmates under control. The victims are homeless, bused into Death House to play literal victims while killing habits are studied. The results are sick, but only a hint of what goes on here.
Hell literally breaks loose inside the facility when an EMP device detonates, killing all power and communication and… releasing every prisoner. Boon, Novak, and Fletcher are caught in a race against advancing prisoner hordes led by occultist Neo-Nazi Sieg. The monsters are freed, and they’re going down.
Boon and Novak’s fight through Death House turns into a house of horrors gauntlet; their only hope of escape is descending into Hell and enlisting the help of the Five Evils. Events culminate in a violent face-to-face standoff with absolute evil… only to find that they have traveled down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass. Black is white and white is black and the definitions of good and evil no longer apply.
“Death House” doesn’t yet have an official release date. IMDb gives a release in October of 2016, but news sites are reporting a release in 2017.