It was way back in November last year that we brought you news that James Wan (Insidious) would be producing a new horror titled House of Horror. We also told you that word on the street was that Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontier(s)) would be directing, and that newcomer Max Le Bella would be writing. Todays news not only confirms all of the above, but also adds some very promising news to proceedings. It turns out that Dimension Films are getting behind the project, which basically means it’s a go and that production could, and should, start very soon. That is all we know for now, but if you need convincing that this neat little horror will be utterly terrifying, then read on for the synopsis details:
The Devil made me do it.
The House of Horror is a horror-thriller that centers 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 department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect. The young man at the center 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 isn’t responsible for his friends’ 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 John’s demeanor 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 John’s friends were murdered. All this leads to a stunning revelation about the man they’ve been interrogating and a gut-wrenching conclusion.
By Matt Wavish