Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw 2-4, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day, Devil in the Woods and 666: The Prophecy, has confirmed that filming has begun on his next feature Abattoir. Bousman announced the new feature as his next horror film some time ago, and the film is based on Bousman’s own comic-book series.
Chad Michael Murray (Left Behind, One Tree Hill, Chosen) and Alexandra Breckenridge (American Horror Story) lead the cast, and recently Joe Anderson (Hercules), Dayton Callie, Jessica Lowndes (Altitude, Autopsy) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) have joined the haunted house thriller.
Bousman confirmed the news that shooting had begun by releasing the following statement:
“5 years ago, Abattoir the graphic novel hit the stands,” he wrote. “Every day that followed after was a fight to see this story and concept as a feature film. Today after countless set backs, a death, numerous shut downs, false starts and about every other road block we roll cameras! I am surrounded by an amazing crew, cast and support team. I would write more, but someone has to yell… ACTION!!”
Pape Boyed, head of Versatile, said of Abattoir: “This is not a slasher but elevated genre, an elegant, sophisticated but scary movie. Buyers who pre-bought the film are going to get a much more commercial film than they thought. Base FX and ILM are performing “Abattoir’s” SFX”
Production is currently underway in New Orleans.
The story centers on a real estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question, ‘How do you build a haunted house?’