7 items from 2016
Every devoted horror fan at one time or another has sat down and taken the time to jot down his or her “bucket list” of people – actors, directors, etc. – who have all appeared in or helped helm horror films they love and have grown an attachment to. When I was a horror “newbie” back in the early-to-mid-80’s, there were films that shocked and terrified me and the more I watched them as years progressed, the more I became curious about the people who put these films together. I dreamed of getting to meet and hang out with those fabulous individuals that comprised their casts. The first one I ever put together was in the tenth grade sometime in 1990 while sitting in Physics class, staring at Mrs. Gooch and longing for the bell to ring to let us go. I had just started to educate myself on the popular (and at the same time, »
- Leonel VHS
Last month we brought you word on the Expendables-style horror movie Death House from director Harrison Smith (Camp Dread), and with production set to get underway this month we now have news on more additions to the cast in Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Cody Longo (Piranha 3D), Cortney Palm (Zombeavers), Stelio Savante (The Making Of The Mob: New York) and Richard Speight Jr. (Supernatural).
The trio join a cast that reportedly features the likes of Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes), Barbara Crampton (Chopping Mall), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Don Shanks (Halloween 5), Camille Keaton (I Spit On Your Grave) and Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn).
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. »
- Gary Collinson
As the then brand-new format of the Digital Versatile Disc began making it presence quite apparent in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, hundreds upon hundreds of horror films that had either been forgotten or banished into obscurity suddenly began to resurface and slowly obtain a devoted audience. Everything from lesser-known slashers and overlooked art-house fare to catalogs full of lushly photographed pieces all coming out of the seventies and eighties were either finding their first ever releases on the format or being re-released in limited special editions. Distributors like early forerunners Anchor Bay were taking it upon themselves to locate and dig out these movies, give them glorious restorations and special features and release them to the buying public, delighting horror connoisseurs across the world. What resulted was an overwhelmingly renewed interest in and unexpected demands for films of that era, in particular the giallo that all began in »
- Leonel VHS
Death House is a new in-development horror film that appears to 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.
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 »
- Kat Hughes
A host of the horror genre’s biggest names are set to assemble for an Expendables-inspired ensemble entitled Death House, which is being directed by Harrison Smith (Camp Dread) from a script he wrote with the late Gunnar Hansen, a.k.a. Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Set to feature in the cast are horror icons Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes), Barbara Crampton (Chopping Mall), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Don Shanks (Halloween 5), Camille Keaton (I Spit On Your Grave) and Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn). Here’s the official synopsis…
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… »
- Amie Cranswick
A new horror film will unite all of the icons of the genre in one epic, bloody fight for survival, similar to the lassoing in of action legends in The Expendables franchise. Dubbed Death House, the movie will focus on the “Area 51 of evil,” where a government facility holds all of humanity’s worst death-dealers underground.
Who are they? You’ll probably recognize a bunch of icons from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Re-Animator: Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks, among others.
Gunnar Hansen, the face of Leatherface in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was set to be in the film before he passed away last November from pancreatic cancer. Hansen wrote the script for the film before he died, while Harrison Smith is set to direct the mayhem. »
- Mitchel Broussard
When The Expendables hit theaters back in 2010, it assembled a cast of some of the biggest action stars around, lead by Sylvester Stallone. Since then, there have been attempts to re-create this formula in other ways, such as an all-female version known as ExpendaBelles, and the Fast & Furious franchise's cast only keeps getting bigger and bigger after The Expendables came out. Now it seems that the horror genre is getting its own version of The Expendables with a new movie entitled Death House, which features a murderer's row of genre legends, according to iHorror.
The cast includes horror icons that any genre fan will be familiar with, such as Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks. Unfortunately, one of the other proposed stars, Gunnar Hansen, passed away in November. He also wrote the screenplay, »
7 items from 2016
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