Ever since the release of The Expendables back in 2010, fans have been hungry for a horror version of the film. In other words, a movie that collects together all of the most iconic horror actors alive today. A fun idea, that’s for damn sure. And Death House will soon satiate those desires.
Directed by B. Harrison Smith, and tentatively set for release some time in 2017, Death House began its life as a script penned by the late Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen, who envisioned a concept that would allow for all the beloved horror icons to unite. Smith rewrote the script, and he’s ready to roll.
Per IMDb, the cast for Death House reads like the guest list for the best horror convention ever. You ready?
So what’s the premise? It’s as awesome as the roster of attached talent…
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds 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.
Who are the monsters? Who will escape?
While we wait for more, check out the first piece of poster art below!