Death House (2018)
Directed By: Harrison Smith
Starring: Kane Hodder, Cortney Palm, Dee Wallace, R. A. Milhailoff, Michael Berryman, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Tony Todd, Felissa Rose, Richard Speight Jr, Sean Whalen & Vernon Wells
Synopsis: During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility, where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings may be their only chance for survival.
Review: Harrison Smith brings a star studded cast to the screen for ‘The Expendables’ of horror movies.
This movie has a stellar cast and from what I have read and heard it has been through development hell, saying that Harrison has delivered a film that would satisfy horror hounds. Kane Hodder plays the role of the near indestructible villain Sieg, who has his own mission agenda. We also get to see a square off between Kane Hodder and R. A. Milhailoff which is cool, I would love to see them both reprise their respective roles of Jason and Leatherface. The script was also written by Gunnar Hansen who sadly passed away before the release, you can really see he wanted to make a love letter to the genre he and the fans loved.
I wasn’t overly interested in our lead heroes, I was more intrigued by the main horror cast and the inmates, the film also has supernatural elements to it which lead us to question how they obtained these powers, there are loads of glimpses of things we see that don’t get explained, which leads for endless sequels and could open up a whole universe, one that could well connect to other horror movies and franchises. The Five Evils are meant to be the best of the best of villains, they are locked up on the bottom floor of the prison, though we don’t see them in action, we can only begin to imagine what it would be like, I think there is a sequel in development that will focus on them.
I would say give the film a whirl, it’s got a stellar cast and filled with gore, it’s a Rob Zombie movie amped up a notch!