James Wan's HOUSE OF HORROR Update

The James Wan (Saw, Insidious) produced HOUSE OF HORROR has found a new director to take charge of the project. It was previously announced that Javier Gutierrez would direct but now it seems that French filmmaker Xavier Gens (Hitman, The Divide) is set to helm the upcoming film. Wan earlier revealed that he had signed an 8-film deal with Icon Entertainment and HOUSE OF HORROR will be the first of these movies to be released. Written by Max La Bella, the movie is said to focus around a gruesome crime scene. Shock Till You Drop has reported that the film will implement the use of found footage, interrogation video, news cameras, and “classical cinematography, the film chronicles the aftermath of the massacre of five college student were were murdered inside of a decrepit, abandoned home. So it could very well be a refreshing take on the found footage genre. HOUSE OF HORROR is expected to be released late next year or early 2013.


The Devil made me do it.

The House of Horror is a horror-thriller that centres around a gruesome crime scene. The film is shot with a blend of found footage, interrogation video, news cameras and classical cinematography. The film focuses on the aftermath of a horrific massacre; five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home.

We are thrown right into the mix as the lead Detective, Mark Lewis, and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect. The young man at the centre is John Ascot, bound by handcuffs in a mobile command station. During the interrogation, John explains everything leading up to the deaths of his friends.

We discover that they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house believed to be haunted. What started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying and more than they ever could bargain for. John explains to the police that he isn’t responsible for his friends’ deaths, but rather, it was the house. He tells them he believes the house is a gateway to hell; a place of concentrated evil.

We slowly witness an eerie change in John’s demeanour through the course of the movie. Things take a disturbing turn when John hints at the notion that he is possessed by the Devil. Detective Lewis and Dr. Klein are forced to unravel the mystery of how John’s friends were murdered. All this leads to a stunning revelation about the man they’ve been interrogating and a gut-wrenching conclusion.

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