There has been talk of an Expendables-type movie featuring notorious horror film characters for over a year now, but the rumor is officially a reality. The film Death House will be hitting theaters in 2017! Your favorite horror icons will be combined into one epic nightmare, sure to be bloody chaos.
Production is set to begin this spring, with Harrison Smith (6 Degrees of Hell) directing the project. The original script was written by Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen, but was taken over, and reworked by Smith after Hansen passed away last November. While it is being compared to Suicide Squad, and The Expendables, Smith describes the film as “Assault on Precinct 13 meets Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs.” (Bloody Disgusting).
Based on the synopsis, the movie will take place in an underground facility known as the “Area 51 of evil” with horror's most vicious legends imprisoned inside. It includes a series of levels leading towards Hell, each more dangerous than the last. The ninth level holds the worst five horror villains, also known as the "dark stars." After an EMP detonation releases an electronic pulse, all of the prisoners are released. Without power, or any way of communicating with anyone on the outside, two government agents are trapped within the walls of the facility, and must survive among the nine levels of evil inside.
I can't help but picture the ending of Cabin in the Woods when I read through the official synopsis from Smith's official company site, Class of '85, LLC. The difference, I hope, is that instead of generic monsters wreaking havoc outside of an elevator, we will have a group of the most demented horror icons in history in one sadistic institution filled with explicit violence and gore.
The all star cast includes Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Doug Bradley (Pinhead), and a long list of additional characters.