From the start various sites have been saying Death House is "The Expendables of Horror" and it is not that! It's not that at all. We got to interview Harrison Smith and he told us it has the actors that portrayed the iconic characters. It is not a mash up of them. It was a dream of Gunnar Hansen for this film to be made. I really wish people would quit calling Death House The Expendables of Horror! Listen to our interview with Harrison and hear what he has to say about this and the Horror genre.
"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."
Entertainment Factory's "Death House" is about to wrap principal photography in Philadelphia, PA. Dubbed the "Expendables of Horror," the film blasts an ensemble of legendary genre names as Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman, Debbie Rochon, Sid Haig, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Oberst and a number of other official surprises.
Produced by Entertainment Factory's Rick Finkelstein and Steven Chase, "Death House" is directed by B Harrison Smith ("Camp Dread, Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard, 6 Degrees of Hell, The Fields"). Smith wrote the screenplay based on the original story by "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" legend, the late Gunnar Hansen.
The film is NOT a monster mashup of iconic characters. It is an original story revolving around federal agents Cody Longo ("Piranha 3D") and Cortney Palm ("Zombeavers, Sushi Girl, Silent Night") fighting their way into the bowels of a federal prison that holds the worst prisoners on earth.
The film is a nod toward classic horror but presenting a fresh, new story inspired from Lovecraft and Dante. Practical effects are mastered through the wizardry of Roy Knyrim's SOTA FX ("Gods and Monsters, Ed Wood").
Release is slated for late 2016, early 2017 depending on distribution scheduling.