February 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Updated: February 12, 2016 1:01 pm

‘Death House’ movie: Horror icons reuniting in one film

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in 'Nightmare on Elm Street.'

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We relived the glory of 1980s action films with The Expendables, when action heroes like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger regrouped to take on new foes, and now audiences will be able to go back to the glory days of horror in Death House.

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The upcoming movie will feature horror icons from classic films of the genre, including Robert Englund (a.k.a. Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street), Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn), Michael Berryman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Devil’s Rejects), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and many others.

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Here is the official summary of the movie:

“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 holodecks 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?”

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Another horror star, Gunnar Hansen — who played Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre — wrote the script for the movie and was supposed to be part of the cast, but he sadly passed away in November of 2015. His script will still be used, but his death has delayed production.

Here is the planned poster for the movie:

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‘Death House’ will open in theatres some time in 2017.

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