It was announced a few years back that Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, would be getting behind the camera for Abattoir, which would be produced by Radical Studios with Paris-based sales company Versatile Films handling the film at markets.
With the Cannes market looming, Bloody Disgusting received a tip from a Full Sail University student who discovered the film’s “Proof of Concept” trailer that’s being used at various markets!! The below sales trailer, which does not include actual footage from the movie, was extracted from Full Sail’s YouTube video (at the 32 minute mark) in which they speak at great lengths with Bousman about how to get noticed in Hollywood. Even beyond this footage, it’s recommended that you watch this video and learn from a horror master.
Even though the film has yet to film, Abattoir will eventually answer the genre’s most terrifying question: How do you build a haunted house?
Bousman had worked from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette and David Schow.
Here’s the sales pitch: “Somebody has spent decades purchasing the sites of horrific tragedies, removing the bloodied rooms and piecing them together. When a Boston real-estate reporter unearths this urban legend, the story will lead her the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and his impossible construction — the Abattoir.“
A prequel exists in comic form through Radical.
GO TO THE 32 MINUTE MARK TO SEE THE TRAILER: