Based on an original story written by the late Gunnar Hansen, director Harrison Smith’s upcoming film Death House features the most impressive cast of iconic horror actors ever assembled, and it’s about to get even more star-studded. We’ve got the latest casting update for ya today, so read on!
Courtesy of a press release we just received, Sleepaway Camp star Felissa Rose has been added to the cast of Death House, as have actors Stelio Savante (Eisenstein In Guanajuato, “The Making Of The Mob: New York”) and Richard Speight Jr. (“Supernatural,” “Band Of Brothers”).
A litany of horror veterans round out an acclaimed cast with many sharing the same screen for the first time, including the newly announced Tony Todd, Tiffany Shepis, Vincent Ward, Vernon Wells, Adrienne Barbeau, Debbie Rochon, Cody Longo and Cortney Palm, along with the previously announced Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman, Dee Wallace, Danny Trejo, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Don Shanks, and Camille Keaton.
The film will shoot this April in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
The Death House is the Area 51 of Evil… a subterranean government facility that holds humanity’s worst on nine levels. Hell, Dante’s ninth level, holds the Five Evils… the “dark stars” of Death House. These individuals are so heinous they can never walk among society again. They may also be supernatural.
Agents Toria Boon and Jae Novak have their own dark pasts, arriving at Death House to tour its levels and observe its denizens first-hand as well as the medical and mental experiments of Drs. Eileen Fletcher and Karen Redmane. Their depraved experiments date back to the Nazi doctors of WWII.
Prison cells are virtual reality holo decks that recreate prisoner environments before they were incarcerated. A special hallucinogenic gas keeps inmates under control. The victims are homeless, bused into Death House to play literal victims while killing habits are studied. The results are sick, but only a hint of what goes on here.
Hell literally breaks loose inside the facility when an EMP device detonates, killing all power and communication and… releasing every prisoner. Boon, Novak, and Fletcher are caught in a race against advancing prisoner hordes led by occultist Neo-Nazi Sieg. The monsters are freed, and they’re going down.
Boon and Novak’s fight through Death House turns into a house of horrors gauntlet; their only hope of escape is descending into Hell and enlisting the help of the Five Evils. Events culminate in a violent face-to-face standoff with absolute evil… only to find that they have traveled down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass. Black is white and white is black and the definitions of good and evil no longer apply.
Who are the monsters? Who will escape?