After the success of last year’s horror-comedy short The Night of the Pumpkin, Sideshow Pictures decided to drop the comedy aspect and returns this year with a straight-up tale of horror with The House That Cried Blood.
The film will be released online on Blood Night, October 30.
The House That Cried Blood was written and directed by Frank Sabatella and stars Damian Maffei, Andrea Boelhke, Ashlee Mundy, Ray Zup, and Ann McGowan as Old Lady Death. Director of Photography is Stephen Franciosa, Jr., with special effects created by Emmy-nominee Jeremy Selenfriend (“Boardwalk Empire”).
We’ll bring you the film as soon as it goes public, but for now check out the stills below. Creepy!
From the Press Release
New York City-based genre production company Sideshow Pictures has announced its second annual Halloween short film, The House That Cried Blood. The film was written and directed by Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet) and produced by Frank Mosca of Harrington Talents.
A classic haunted house tale with a mix of scares and blood, the short follows four young adults who venture into the supposedly cursed house of Old Lady Death in search of her rotting corpse. What seems like regular Halloween tomfoolery turns into a night of terror they may never survive, and what awaits them within the walls of this dilapidated home is an evil birthed from their worst nightmares.
A tonal shift from Sideshow’s knowingly campy 2011 Halloween short, Night of the Pumpkin, the production company’s sophomore outing is straightforward horror from writer/director Sabatella. “My goal with The House That Cried Blood was to create an eerie atmosphere through the use of location, old fashioned scare tactics, and frightening imagery.”
He continues, “I wanted to step outside my own comfort zone as a writer/director and take the opposite approach I took with last year’s Night of the Pumpkin. I left behind the fun and splattery thrills of the 80’s styled VHS horrors and took more of a 70’s styled slow-build approach to a creepy, nightmarish finale. Though it is different than what myself and Sideshow are known for, it will still have the style and appeal Sideshow has come to be known for.”
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