His Death House, dubbed “The Expendables of Horror,” is now finally available on VOD outlets (DVD/Blu-ray on December 11), and Bloody Disgusting has learned that director Harrison Smith‘s next project is already lined up. Being described as “Fatal Attraction meets The Blob,” principal photography kicks off this January on Smith’s The Special.
Principal photography is set for a January 21st start in Pennsylvania.
The Special tells the story of Jerry, who confides in his best friend Mike that his wife is having an affair. This sets off a chain of events that will take them to a dark place on the edge of town, and a night of pleasure beyond Jerry’s wildest imagination. But everything has its price, and once you’ve experienced The Special… Nothing else can compare.
“It’s a bit on the bizarre side but once the audience accepts what the addicted Jerry is going through, it’s a wild ride. There is an underlying sense of fun to this,” Smith teases. “There’s a lot of sex… The whole thing is about sex and in some way it’s a fucked version of Fatal Attraction which, was itself, a social horror movie about the pitfalls of addiction. This is a contained horror film relying on the strength of its cast and the artistry behind the camera.”
Starring Damian Maffei (The Strangers Prey at Night, Haunt), Davy Raphaely, and Sara French with the all practical Special F/X by Roy Knyrim’s SOTA FX (Insidious 4, Sinister, Gods and Monsters), The Special was written by Mark Steensland and James Newman.