‘Death House’ Unleashes Horror Industry Icons, New Art Revealed [Pics]

‘Death House’ Unleashes Horror Industry Icons, New Art Revealed [Pics]

Death House is not your ordinary horror film, much like The Expendables is not your ordinary action film. In a concept by the late Gunnar Hansen that has been brought to life by horror extraordinaire, Harrison Smith, this movie is going to give horror fans the nostalgic thrill of a lifetime.

Not since Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi teamed up to bring their monsters to the Abbot and Costello franchise has the horror genre been melded together with such powerful forces like Death House has to feature. We’re talking dream teams from the 1970s and 1980s coming together to make a super-group feature for the horror genre from producers Rick Finkelstein and Steven Chase from Entertainment Factory.

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For the 3 or 4 people in the world who do not know who Gunnar Hansen, then you might take a look at the 1974 Tobe Hooper classic film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Hansen held the lead role as the murderous cannibal known as Leatherface. Hansen’s vision for Death House is exactly what writer/director Harrison Smith has translated onto the screen and horror fans can rejoice in the teaming up of horror greats.

Death House: Art by Sean Wilson/Entertainment Factory
Death House: Art by Sean Wilson/Entertainment Factory

Death House will be featuring the legendary talents of Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow, The Fog), Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects), Tony Todd (Candyman), Dee Wallace (The Howling, Cujo, E.T.), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Sean Whalen (The People Under The Stairs), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers in Halloween).

One thing that is of note for Death House, it certainly is not a gimmick flick. This movie is an original film and the legendary actors are there to portray a fresh new story that is unique only to itself.

Death House starts out with an exclusive tour of a secret prison, when everything goes horribly wrong. A power failure lets the horror out of the bag, so to speak, and for those who are innocently touring this packed prison, they are about to see what hell is like.

An entire army of ruthless inmates have taken free reign of the prison and they are in pursuit of fresh new prey that came to watch them like circus animals in a sideshow. But the Death House prison is more than just a place to incarcerate the scum of society. It has a supernatural underbelly and as the people flee the villains, they have to push themselves further down the prison to its deepest depths where the supernatural presence will soon reveal itself.

Although a specific date has yet to be announced, Death House will premiere sometime in 2017.

Take a look at the latest photos for Death House below in the gallery.

[Image via Wojo Photographics/Entertainment Factory]

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Nick Younker has spent over fifteen years working in the local and national media. After transitioning from television to online journalism, he honed in on his lifelong love of horror entertainment and blended it with his unique abilities as a writer. He is the father of two gifted children and has spent most of his life in southern Indiana, excluding 3 years in Atlanta while working with Turner Entertainment. You can catch up with him on Twitter at @NYounker, or on his website, FogstowJamison.com, where he publishes his daily news articles about updates in the horror, sci-fi and entertainment industry.

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