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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
John Schneider's meta horror/comedy Smothered boasts the largest collection of horror icons on one screen including Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), Don Shanks (Michael Myers in Halloween 5 and the killer-Santa double in Silent Night, Deadly Night) and Christine’s Malcolm Danare.
Indican opened the flick in select theaters March 25, followed by DVD/VOD release toady, March 29.
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The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy horror Smothered. The film is written and directed by John Schneider, who also stars alongside Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, R.A. Milhailoff, Don Shanks and Malcolm Danare; check it out below after the official synopsis…
When a bunch of horror icons are at a crappy horror convention, they get offered a bunch of money to scare a bunch of fans at the local park. Easy money for a weekend gig, right? Wrong. When they get there, they meet the woman who runs it, as well as her incredibly well-endowed daughter, Dee Dee, but little do they know that they are not just the stars of the weekend, but the intended victims! Watch as your favorite horror icons battle for their lives.
Smothered is set for release on April 8th.
- Amie Cranswick
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, »
American actor who starred as the bushy-bearded, animal-loving woodsman in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
The bushy-bearded, burly actor Dan Haggerty, who has died from cancer of the spine aged 73, went from working on films as an animal trainer and stunt performer to starring as the gentle frontier woodsman in the popular 1970s television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.
In the sentimental, wholesome programme, he played James Capen Adams, who leaves his home and family, and flees to the Rocky Mountains after wrongly being accused of a murder. Struggling to survive in a cabin in the wilderness, the woodsman befriends an orphaned grizzly bear he names Ben, after Benjamin Franklin, and other “critters” – raccoons, owls, deer, rabbits, hawks, badgers and cougars. His solitary existence is relieved by occasional visits from the old trader Mad Jack (Denver Pyle) and Nakoma (Don Shanks), a Native American who watches over him. »
- Anthony Hayward
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