What do you do when you have the most profitable horror film - hell the most profitable film, period - of 2011? You line up a producing deal and prepare the scare the shit out of audiences some more!
Saw and Insidious director James Wan is getting ready to produce House of Horror, based on a script written by Max La Bella. He's tapped Spanish filmmaker Javier Gutierrez to direct and we've got your first look at some early sales art along with a synopsis! Check it out below.
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 departmentâ€™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 isnâ€™t responsible for his friendsâ€™ 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 Johnâ€™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 Johnâ€™s friends were murdered. All this leads to a stunning revelation about the man theyâ€™ve been interrogating and a gut-wrenching conclusion.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor