Big news for horror fans. An all horror version of The Expendables is on its way. If the thought of all your favorite horror icons and actors in one film interests you, and be honest, who would NOT be interested in that… we have the details.
Turns out the late Gunnar (Leatherface) Hansen had a concept that became a script. And the script became a film titled Death House, which will be directed by B. Harrison Smith. It’s schedule to be released in 2017 and is currently in pre-production. We only with Gunnar could be around to see his project come to fruition.
Here’s the rollcall per IMDB.com . Hold onto your socks everyone, it’s a who’s-who of Horror.
Robert Englund – AKA Freddy Krueger
Doug Bradley – AKA Pinhead
Kane Hodder – AKA Jason from Friday The 13th
Sid Haig – AKA Captain Spaulding
Bill Moseley – Aka Otis
Dee Wallace – From Cujo, Critters, The Howling & more.
Ken Foree – From Dawn of the Dead, The Devil’s Rejects & more.
Danny Trejo – From Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn & more.
Michael Berryman – From The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects & more.
Barbara Crampton – From Re-Animator, Chopping Mall & more.
That gets you Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, Captain Spaulding, Otis and we’re betting more will sign on board. A good question to ask is will anyone else fill in as Leatherface for Gunnar Hansen.
Here’s the premise and initial poster art.
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… 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 recreate prisoner environments before they were incarcerated. A special hallucinogenic gas keeps inmates under control. The victims are homeless, bused into Death House to play literal victims while killing habits are studied. The results are sick, but only a hint of what goes on here.
Hell literally breaks loose inside the facility when an EMP device detonates, killing all power and communication and… releasing every prisoner. Boon, Novak, and Fletcher are caught in a race against advancing prisoner hordes led by occultist Neo-Nazi Sieg. The monsters are freed, and they’re going down.
Boon and Novak’s fight through Death House turns into a house of horrors gauntlet; their only hope of escape is descending into Hell and enlisting the help of the Five Evils. Events culminate in a violent face-to-face standoff with absolute evil… only to find that they have traveled down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass. Black is white and white is black and the definitions of good and evil no longer apply.
Word is to expect a hard-core film, that is, definitely NO satire or tongue-in-cheek wishy-washy stuff, which should please horror fans everywhere.