‘Death House’: New Film Horror Version of ‘The Expendables’


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It’s no secret that horror fans have been waiting patiently for their own version of The Expendables. Bruce Campbell originally brought the idea to the table, planning on churning out a script of his own, while the upcoming film William Froste has assembled its own stellar line-up of horror icons for its cast. But if neither of those projects manage to fit the bill of The Expendables of horror, then the upcoming horror movie Death House certainly will. Several major stars are already on board, including Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley, Bill Moseley, Ken Foree, Danny Trejo, and Dee Wallace; for a complete cast listing so far, check out imdb.

Originally written by yet another major icon in the horror field in the late, great Gunnar Hansen, Death House got its start as a concept intended to bring many of the legends in the genre together in one film. Director B. Harrison Smith has rewritten the script with an intended release for 2017. The compelling premise has been spelled out for us in detail, which will be posted below (courtesy of iHorror):

"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?"

2017 seems so far away. I want to see this movie now! Anyway, all we can do is wait, so stay tuned for future updates on the making of Death House.