It’s felt like one hell of a long wait but Harrison Smith’s Death House has finally locked a theatrical release following a deal between Hannover House and theatrical subsidiary Medallion Releasing and the Florida-based Entertainment Factory. The film frequently dubbed the “Expendables of Horror” will be opening in around 100 US cinemas on February 23rd. Here’s hoping this date sticks, after a January release was originally announced back in September.
Smith’s hotly-anticipated horror icon-a-thon (which the director wrote alongside the late Gunnar Hansen) features an extraordinary cast made up of numerous beloved genre stars. Those appearing include Kane Hodder, Barbara Crampton, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Berryman, Tony Todd, Vernon Wells, Camille Keaton, Lloyd Kaufman and Debbie Rochon.
Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.
The two agents are played by Piranha 3D’s Cody Longo and Cortney Palm (Zombeavers, Silent Night).
We’ll be keeping all our eyes peeled for an international release on big screens and home formats.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)