To be produced by Insidious helmer
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 departmentâs 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 isnât 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 Johnâs 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 Johnâs friends were murdered. All this leads to a stunning revelation about the man theyâve been interrogating and a gut-wrenching conclusion.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor