Death House, affectionately referred to as The Expendables of Horror Films boasts an ensemble cast that’s a veritable who’s who of genre icons. Included in the mega cast are Kane Hodder (Victor Crowley), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) and many, many more.
Working with a first draft script from the legendary Gunner Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Death House is directed by Harrison Smith (Camp Dread, The Fields) who also added rewrites after Hansen’s death in 2015.
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 are their only chance for survival.
It was recently announced that Death House would land on Netflix this April with a limited theatrical release beginning February 23, but the surprise success of Disney’s newest Marvel movie has created some issues for the film. Due to the overwhelming demand for additional screens to accommodate Black Panther audiences, Hannover House Inc has been forced to reschedule it’s theatrical plans for a roll-out over three weeks beginning March 2nd, 2018.
From the Press Release:
“Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to holdp-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther,” said Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. “But we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film,” he concluded.
“DEATH HOUSE” will now launch on Friday, March 2nd with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California. The Friday night showing will feature nearly twenty cast members, along with principal crew and horror-industry media. Producer Rick Finkelstein will speak briefly before the first screening, and will dedicate the film’s launch to the memory of writer / actor Gunnar Hansen (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) who passed away in November, 2015 shortly after completing the first draft screenplay for “DEATH HOUSE.” The film will also open on March 2nd at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, PA, which will feature a Sunday evening special event and presentation by director B. Harrison Smith.
Hannover House plans to expand the release of “DEATH HOUSE” to approximately 20 additional markets on March 9 and March 16, with further playdates to be based on audience response and box office performance. The home video and digital release are anticipated for July.
March 2nd Markets
Los Angeles / Van Nuys, CA and Stroudsburg, PA (hometown of the film’s director, Harrison Smith).
March 9th Markets
New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL; Sacramento, CA; Charlotte, NC; Kansas City, KS / MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; and N.W. Arkansas.