‘The Seasoning House’ is a grim and soulless place where young girls are bought and sold for men’s pleasure. Here we meet Angel (Rosie Day), a young, orphaned girl enslaved by Viktor (Kevin Howarth). Unbeknownst to her master, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the house – silently observing, learning and planning for her escape. When her closest confident is savagely killed, Angel can no longer contain her rage and sets out through both ingenuity and brutality to seek justice.
Very few movies can leave someone emotionally and physically exhausted from simply watching them. The Seasoning House is the latest film to actually capture this. Angel is a young women forced into working for a man named Viktor, who runs a brothel full of young women that caters to the military. After seeing her mother shot to death by said military, as if things could not get much worse, mute Angel is then rejected as being a prostitute due to a birthmark on her face. Instead, she spends her time cleaning the working girls, and doping them up for their duties.
Most movies these days do not require the viewer to have any emotional input. The Seasoning House demands the viewer become involved. It is brutal, realistic, and induces incredible heartache and rage. With the simple set up of mute Angel just trying to stay alive by doing what she is told is enough to create a good atmosphere, but adding the friendship between Angel and Vanya, a young lady who can sign, pushes the movie to the revenge level needed. Yes, Angel gets revenge on the evil men that have trapped and brutally raped the girls in the house. And, as stated, it is an exhausting set of events that lead to it. READ MORE
Sterling Pictures and Witching Hour Films recently wrapped on the supernatural Soulmate, which was directed by Axelle Carolyn and exec produced by Neil Marshall (Doomsday, Dog Soldiers, The Descent). Anna Walton and Tom Wisdom star. Now we’ve got a few pics (via Twitch), a fun one of Carolyn on set and two stately stills from the film itself.
Carolyn also penned the script, which “follows a women who decides to retreat to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.”
Clare Higgins, Nick Brimble and Emma Cleasby round out the cast.
Soulmate is currently in post. READ MORE
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors shares the new sales poster for The Seasoning House, which follows an orphaned girl, imprisoned and put to work in a brothel by local militia, plots a bloody and brutal revenge against her captors. Paul Hyett (The SFX genius behind The Descent, Eden Lake, The Woman in Black) directs Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon, Dog Soldiers, Equilibrium), Kevin Howarth and Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Mutant Chronicles).
“The Seasoning House is a grim and soulless place where young girls are bought and sold for men’s pleasure. Here we meet Angel (Rosie Day), a young, orphaned girl enslaved by Viktor (Kevin Howarth). Unbeknownst to her master, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the house – silently observing, learning and planning for her escape. When her closest confident is savagely killed, Angel can no longer contain her rage and sets out through both ingenuity and brutality to seek justice.” READ MORE
Although I thought this was already announced, Christopher Landon – who penned Disturbia and the three Paranormal Activity sequels – is set to write and direct the currently untitled Latino version of PA for Paramount Pictures. The quasi-spinoff was teased during the post-credits of PA 4 and is slated for release Spring 2013. Says Deadline: “The spinoff will include the demon from the PA franchise and star mostly Latino actors and film partly in Spanish.”
FilmDistrict will release Spike Lee’s Oldboy on October 11, 2013. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Hornsby and James Ransone, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.
Screen Daily reports that The Seasoning House will receive a UK theatrical and home entertainment release, through Kaleidoscope, in 2013. Having premiered at this past summer’ FrightFest in London, the film “Centers around a young Balkan girl (played by Rosie Day) forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war, who kills a militiaman and goes on the run.”
Paramount Pictures has just closed a deal for the rights to Insurrection, a Boom! Studios comic created by writer Blake Masters, says THR. Masters is also attached to pen the script. A sort of sci-fi “Spartacus,” “‘Insurrection’ is a set in a future where corporations are more powerful than governments and command their own armies. The armies consist of clones who, for decades, have been treated like a sub-class. That all changes when one man stands up and leads a revolution that has vast repercussions.”
Lastly, airing on Friday, October 26, is NBC’s Halloween special, “Mockingbird Lane,” their TV reboot of “The Munsters.” Some promo art has been released alongside the official synopsis and new stills. It looks terrible. READ MORE