Comic-Con ’07: Haunted Hill Sequel on DVD Oct. 16

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In R-rated, Unrated and HD/BD Unrated Disc versions

Warner Premiere, the direct-to-consumer production arm for Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Home Video, creaks open the doors for the highly anticipated sequel Return to House on Haunted Hill, produced by Joel Silver’s genre banner, Dark Castle Entertainment. A roller-coaster ride of terror, the film exhumes the evil spirit of Dr. Vannacutt and his diabolical nurses and orderlies. Unimaginable horrors are unleashed on a whole new group of unsuspecting victims on October 16, 2007, just in time for Halloween. Made for those who think they can handle a slaughterhouse of blood, gore and terror, the film will be released in R-Rated, Unrated and HD/BD Unrated Disc versions.

From award-winning director Victor Garcia (El Ciclo), Return to House on Haunted Hill features an ensemble cast including Amanda Righetti (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”), Erik Palladino (“CSI,” “Over There,” “ER”), Cerina Vincent (“Bones,” “Toxic,” Cabin Fever), Tom Riley (I Want Candy), Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval) and Steven Pacey (“Spooks”). Horror icon Jeffrey Combs (House on Haunted Hill) reprises his role as the evil Dr. Vannacutt.

“‘Return to House on Haunted Hill’ is a thrilling, edge-of-the seat ride that will allow fans to unleash their imaginations in the same vein as the original Vincent Price film, appealing to true die-hard horror fans,” said Diane Nelson, President of Warner Premiere. “This is the first title tied to the Warner Premiere partnership with Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment and the hands-on guidance of Joel and director Victor Garcia has delivered a truly entertaining horror film unlike what has been seen before from direct-to-DVD titles. We are prepared to deliver a truly unique DVD with never before used Navigational Cinema technology to offer an interactive viewing experience supported by a comprehensive strategic marketing campaign to ensure success.”

Return to House on Haunted Hill is a sequel to the theatrical hit House on Haunted Hill, a remake of the Vincent Price horror classic from 1959. House on Haunted Hill (1999) starred Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Ali Larter and Bridgette Wilson. The story revolved around a millionaire who offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past. The film had a box-office gross of $41MM, and has sold-through over 1.1MM DVD units to date in the U.S.

“Timing is the key to all success and it is due time to unlock the doors to the ‘House on Haunted Hill’ franchise with this technologically advanced sequel for Halloween. WHV has planned an extremely targeted marketing and promotional campaign that will drive awareness, as well as take advantage of this exciting time when high-def applications can be used in new ways to appeal to tech fans who want more from their DVD entertainment,” said Jeffrey Baker, General Manager and Senior Vice President of WHV Theatrical Catalog. “Our sales team will be providing incentives tailored specifically to retailers’ unique needs, which will allow for increased visibility in-stores. Additional marketing and promotional strategy will heighten consumer awareness and anticipation for the title.”

Return to House on Haunted Hill will be available as an Unrated DVD for $27.99 SRP. Both the R-Rated version and the Unrated version will be available in Widescreen formats. The HD/BD Unrated Disc will be available for $34.99 SRP.

Source: Warner Home Video