House of Horrors Loses One, Adds Another

A few changes are occuring at House of Horror, the supernatural thriller produced by James Wan (Insidious).  Yes, the flick – penned by Max La Bella – is still in development under Wan’s guidance, even though he’s busy at work on The Warren Files and looking ahead at Insidious 2.  But this “house” is going to get built with some new faces involved.

According to Bloody-Disgusting, Maria Bello is circling a leading role.  No word, yet, as to who she will play.  The actress previously starred in Secret Window an A History of Violence.  

B-D also backs up we have been hearing, director Xavier Gens is stepping away from the film, making way for another director who had not yet been revealed.  Here is a synopsis for the film which has been around a bit:


The Devil made me do it.
The House of Horror is a horror-thriller that centres around a gruesome crime scene. The film is shot with a blend of found footage, interrogation video, news cameras and classical cinematography. The film focuses on the aftermath of a horrific massacre; five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home.
We are thrown right into the mix as the lead Detective, Mark Lewis, and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect. The young man at the centre is John Ascot, bound by handcuffs in a mobile command station. During the interrogation, John explains everything leading up to the deaths of his friends.
We discover that they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house believed to be haunted. What started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying and more than they ever could bargain for. John explains to the police that he isn’t responsible for his friends’ deaths, but rather, it was the house. He tells them he believes the house is a gateway to hell; a place of concentrated evil.
We slowly witness an eerie change in John’s demeanour through the course of the movie. Things take a disturbing turn when John hints at the notion that he is possessed by the Devil. Detective Lewis and Dr. Klein are forced to unravel the mystery of how John’s friends were murdered. All this leads to a stunning revelation about the man they’ve been interrogating and a gut-wrenching conclusion.