We all know the embarassing truth that I am horrible afraid of scary movies, I don’t know what happened to me but I just am. I can’t watch anything dealing with aliens or ghosts because I live alone and my mind plays tricks on me. What I am ok with are slasher films and movies dealing with zombies or other monsters. For some reason I chalk that up to a 2 hour cut scene from the video games I play and that’s how I deal with them. I don’t remember the last horror film I saw in the theaters, but I can guarantee you I know which one I will eventually see.
If you took the concept of The Expendables and replaced each character with a classic horror villain, then you would have the line up of Death House. The movie brings together the following actors
- Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
- Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)
- Doug Bradley (Hellraiser)
- Bill Moseley (House of a 1000 Corpses)
- Michael Berryman(The Hills Have Eyes)
- Dee Wallace (The Howling)
- Danny Trejo (Machete)
- Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator)
- Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead)
- Don Shanks (Silent Night Deadly Night)
- Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave)
in a story that was envisioned to bring all the horror icons together. The following synopsis is from iHorror
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?