March of 2011 is when the buzz began for Gabriel Carrer’s In the House of Flies (review here), and now finally on October 8th the film is hitting DVD courtesy of Black Fawn Distribution. Read on for the cover art, new trailer, quad poster, and a trio of stills.
From the Press Release:
Black Fawn Distribution is set to officially release the horror/thriller In the House of Flies on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. In the House of Flies marks the company’s fourth release in an ever-growing catalog of Canadian horror films.
Directed by Gabriel Carrer (If a Tree Falls, Desperate Souls) and staring Ryan Kotack, Lindsay Smith, and Ryan Barrett (Neverlost, Ejecta, The Post Lifers), In the House of Flies is a slow burn horror/thriller set in the late 1980s. The film revolves around the captivity of a young couple as their abductor torments them with no explanation for his motives. It’s a truly terrifying experience as it places the audience in the shoes of the film’s protagonists, revealing only what they see and the horror that they’re subjected to.
“In the House of Flies is a very personal project for myself and [writer] Angus McLellan,” explains director Gabriel Carrer. “My background is in theatre, and so I wanted to helm something that returned me to my roots and explored the simple elements of horror. I wanted to work on something that had more of a theatrical experience to it during the filming process. Everything from the set, the performances, and even the scene changes were based on stage nuances. It was a challenge directing only two actors in a small crammed space, but it gave me the opportunity to really explore delivery and composition.”
“I think that when you look at horror films today, there’s a lot of emphasis placed on how much blood you can spill,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “Horror fans love those films just like we do, but sometimes it’s the psychological horror that’s the most terrifying. I think that’s what audiences are really going to love about In the House of Flies. It’s a really visceral experience that’s grounded in the real world.”
The DVD comes packed with special features including deleted scenes, trailers, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary of the filmmakers’ trip to Spain for their European premiere. In the House of Flies can be pre-ordered now on DVD or as part of a limited edition package at BlackFawnDistribution.com.
Two young lovers, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steven (Ryan Kotack), find their lives inadvertently changed forever when they’re suddenly abducted. With no idea who has taken them, or for what purpose, the couple struggle to escape. Alone, isolated, and imprisoned in a cold, unforgiving basement, Heather and Steve soon find themselves pawns in the psychological game of their captor. Featuring music from 80s icons Saga and Brighton Rock, In the House of Flies is “intense, horrific, well acted, and thought-provoking” (Dread Central).
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