Why Death House Will Definitely Be Better Than The Expendables
Critics are calling Death House, The Expendables of the horror genre!
We all know what The Expendables series (2010-2014) meant for 80’s action movie nostalgia. It seems now, a similar movie will happen for the horror genre: Death House. It was originally written by Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974), and he was going to act in it, but he passed away last year. His script will be used but it will be retouched by the writer-director of the project, Harrison Smith (writer-director of Camp Dread, 2014, and Zombie Killers: Elephant Graveyard (co-written with David Agnew Penn), 2015).
Below are some more of the actors we can expect in this horrific undertaking:
The Cast is killer!
The actors attached to the project are: Danny Trejo (Razor Charlie in From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996), Dee Wallace (Karen white in The Howling, 1981) Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series 1984-2003), Michael Berryman (Pluto in The Hills Have Eyes 1 and 2, 1977 and 1985), Bill Moseley (Chop top Sawyer in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre II, 1986), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series, 1988-2001 and the upcoming videogame), Barbara Crampton (Megan Halsey in Re-Animator, 1985), Doug Bradley (Pinhead in the Hellraiser series 1987-2005), Ken Foree (Peter Washington in Dawn of the Dead, 1978), Camille Keaton (Jennifer Hills in I Spit On Your Grave, 1978), among many others. There’s already a diverse range of characters with amazingly charismatic signature styles. Kind of like The Expendables, but much less cheesy and generic.
The Plot is kind of inspired by Dante’s Inferno…
The plot seems to be simple, regarding two agents who will descend into the nine levels of hell through a secret prison called ‘Death House’, a place where horrifying experiments take place. One day, many of Death House’s inmates break looser and create one Hell of an encounter for the unlucky agents. Have The Expendables ever broken out of Hell? Literally? No. They just blow sh*t up. Which is fine – if you’re into Michael Bay.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s a few more reasons:
- It doesn’t seem like a vanity project for one main actor (Stallone),
- The actors roles won’t be tied to nostalgia or tired catchphrases (most likely brand new monsters/characters),
- It has a better balance between male and female characters,
- It seems like an independent production effort (no Lionsgate yay! – not until distribution at least). Two independent studios, Entertainment Factory and Class of ’85, will produce the movie, which is more likely to guarantee practical effects and ingenuity over the rushed digital squibs of The Expendables series.
Yes, Death House looks to be a very promising movie for 2017. We expect a few quick jabs figured into the dialogue downsizing The Expendables, but The movie is still in pre-production and is planned to be released in 2017. So when more details surface, we’ll let keep you informed!