Toted as the “Expendables of Horror,” Death House features many horror legends being brought together in one big love letter to horror fans.
A few years back, the idea of a horror movie similar to the Expendables, but for horror legends, was presented. Not much was known aside from who people wanted in the film and it was speculated that Robert Englund and Kane Hodder would be attached somehow. When Robert was asked about the project, he stated:
I’ve heard about the project but I’ve never been given a script. I don’t know other than Kane Hodder and Tony Todd from Candyman that’s involved. Obviously without Gunnar, I’m not so sure what’s going to happen with it.
This was sad news for fans who had hoped to see the Nightmare on Elmstreet star included with his fellow horror mates. However, the cast was finally released and it looked promising. This included horror veterans Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII), Tony Todd (Candyman), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses), and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator). The original concept was written by the late Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) but director B. Harrison Smith rewrote it.
The synopsis of the film is also quite an ambitious one.
Two federal agents who must 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.
It’s vaguely similar to 2012’s Cabin in the Woods, which quickly became a huge fan favorite. All hell breaks loose, literally, when an EMP signal shuts down the facility’s power and releases the inmates of the Death House. The survivor’s only hope is to descend down towards the five evils that lay within the belly of the best.
Soon, fans will get their chance to see for themselves when Death House releases on VOD on November 6th and a DVD release on December 11th. You can preorder your copy on Amazon. Check out the trailer below!