In recent years, horror hasn’t been as good as it should be – we’ve seen many terrible flops, and far too many haunted house tropes. [I’m looking at you, Paranormal Activity] However, what if I told you that there’s a movie coming soon that is like The Expendables in context, but instead of action stars, we got horror icons? According to IMDB, that’s what Death House is going to be..just hear me out – it’s hopefully going to be better than it sounds.
Already in pre-production, Death House boasts some impressive names from classic horror already, including: Robert Englund [..I know you know who I’m talking about when I mention Englund‘s name], Gunnar Hansen [notably remembered as the original Leatherface], Sid Haig [Captain Spaulding, anyone?], Doug Bradley [also known as Pinhead], Bill Moseley [Otis Firefly, the devil himself], Dee Wallace [she’s been all over the horror map], Danny Trejo [the ‘Machete’ wielder], Kane Hodder [you probably know him best as Victor Crowley] and even Michael Berryman [can the original The Hills Have Eyes get some love in here?] I mean, doesn’t this sound great? Maybe. Or at least, so far.. The plot that IMDB offers isn’t exactly enough to give us something to go on, but it was written by one of the writers/director himself:
“Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.”
We’re also told that The Four Horsemen are the most notorious serial killers of all time..at least, in the story this movie takes place in. Robert Englund’s character’s weapon of choice is fire; Gunnar Hansen‘s character has an unquenchable thirst for human flesh; Bill Moseley‘s is a surgeon, and tends to focus on mutilation and torture; and lastly – Doug Bradley‘s character shares a bond with spiders, particularly the Brown Recluse Spider, whose poison he is happy to dispense among those unfortunate enough to meet him. All four of these killers are ‘safely’ housed in a maximum security wing in the basement of the infamous Dodhoff Prison, aka The Death House.
Earlier, I said that it sounds like it’s going to be a decent film so far, and I meant that. It may sound great, knowing that there’s a ton of famous horror actors coming on board; but it’s not only the actors we have to think of – but the story. Englund is a great actor, but he’s been allowing himself to be in semi-okay horror lately. As for people like Hansen, when was the last time you recognized him in a movie that wasn’t related to Texas Chainsaw somehow? I’m excited for this film, but I’m also extremely nervous; knowing it could very easily flop if done wrongly. I know that Bruce Campbell is also planning a movie involving a group of horror icons, but this one isn’t it; whether or not this [or for that matter, Campbell‘s version] is going to work as well as people hope it will. I guess we’ll have to wait for more information to come to light, because there’s not a lot on Death House that’s been released yet.
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