In early June, we premiered the first teaser trailer for Death House, which is being hailed as “Expendables of horror”. Today, we’re here to bring you the exclusive look at the full-length trailer, which shows off several of the horror icons as well as a dizzying and curious story. Head on down to check it out.
The indie production, directed by B Harrison Smith and written by Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), features the likes of horror fave Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Jason in a handful of Friday the 13th sequels) as well as Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, From Beyond, Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) and Dee Wallace (The Howling, Critters, The Lords of Salem, Cujo, E.T.).
Smith tells Bloody-Disgusting, “The film is an embrace of the convention crowds and old school horror fans while delivering a cool, fresh new story for a younger generation of horror fans who may not recognize all of these classic names.” Furthermore, he realizes how much horror fans love practical FX, which is why he promises, “…one practical effect that will rival the chest burster scene in ‘Alien’.”
What also sets Smith apart is that he isn’t going for hyperbole or grand statements. “We aren’t embracing hype as “the scariest movie of the year.” Instead we made a damned good horror film that aims higher than the bar is presently set. A solid script, cool action, science fiction and dark conspiracy against the backdrop of what defines good and evil. That’s what we set out to make and we made a great film for these stars to be part of.”
A poster designed by Sean “OddNMacabre” was released for the film, which you can now see below. The tagline promises that “Hell isn’t a place. It’s a sentence.”
In the film, “Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.”
Also starring are Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Berryman, Debbie Rochon, Sid Haig, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Oberst, and a number of other surprises.
Produced by Entertainment Factory’s Rick Finkelstein and Steven Chase, Death House is directed by B Harrison Smith (Camp Dread, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, 6 Degrees of Hell, The Fields). Smith wrote the screenplay based on the original story by Texas Chain Saw Massacre legend, the late Gunnar Hansen.
The pic revolves around federal agents Cody Longo (Piranha 3D) and Cortney Palm (Zombeavers, Sushi Girl, Silent Night) fighting their way into the bowels of a federal prison that holds the worst prisoners on earth.
Practical effects are mastered through the wizardry of Roy Knyrim’s SOTA FX (Gods and Monsters, Ed Wood).