Death House, a new in-development horror film will borrow from the Expendables formula when it comes to casting. The film will see many icons of the genre combine to tell, what sounds like an exceptionally twisted tale.
Horror films heavyweights confirmed so far; Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Micahel Berryman, Doug Bradley, Barbara Crampton, Bill Moseley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks. Sadly one name missing from that line-up is the late Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface, who actually wrote the script.
Hansen’s tragic passing put the production on pause but now it seems that the project is once more picking up speed. Harrison Smith will direct the film which he describes as having the “grittiness of Assault on Precinct 13, the splatter of Saw, and the action/adventure of Jurassic Park.”
Read the plot below:
The Death House is the Area 51 of evil…A subterranean government facility that hold 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.
Source: The Hollywood News
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