May 11, 2018 –
Hell isn’t a word – it’s a sentence.
TriCoast Worldwide’s horror division, DarkCoast, is proud to internationally represent U.S filmmaker, B. Harrison Smith’s star-studded family horror film, ‘DEATH HOUSE’, which successfully captures the feel and storytelling style of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, embodying the horror-nostalgia from VHS tapes – reminding us all why we fell in love with the horror genre in the first place. ‘DEATH HOUSE’ will screen at Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 10th at Palais G, Palais Des Festivals at 18:00.
“Exciting and unnerving, delightful and disturbing, and just an overall wild ride with trippy visuals and a hell of a creepy build-up.” – CRYPTIC ROCK’s Misty Wallace.
Horror legends, director B. Harrison Smith (‘Camp Dread’, ‘XK: Elephant’s Graveyard’) and past writer Gunnar Hansen the “Famed Horror Star” for ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’, have teamed up for ‘DEATH HOUSE’, a hardcore horror film that follows two FBI agents, Toria Boon (Courtney Palm) and Jae Novak (Cody Longo), who are constantly plagued by bad luck. When the duo are assigned to work on an exclusive tour within a secret maximum-security prison, they observe that its inmates are organized by the nine levels of the prison, or by the intensity of their evil. Toria and Jac have experienced their fair share of evil, or at least they think, … until an EMP device detonates and sets off the prison’s power, trapping them inside the hell-filled prison, where the violent and evil monsters-like inmates are set free to roam and riot.
“Harrison Smith is pretty damned cocksure in terms of his direction and writing ability in his debut feature, and we expect some good things from this cat in the future. He certainly proved that he knows how to get the most out of his material, and that’s pretty rare nowadays.” – Dread Central.
The two vulnerable agents frantically make their way through the wicked warren of evil, fighting for their lives. Smith captures the ultimate horror and chaos with the excellent combination of old-school styled gore with action-pack sequences, taking horror-lovers on an unnerving journey through the nine levels of evil within a dark prison full of relentless screams. As each level increases it becomes more dangerous than the last. Will the two agents be at the hands of the savage, barbaric, evil criminals or will they be lucky enough to escape the ‘Death House’ prison alive?
“Death House, at its core, is a grungy, neon kaleidoscope of visual and audio terrors that both disturb and delight, as well as the proverbial love letter to dedicated horror fans. The world created within the titular Death House prison is intricate and well rounded, bringing to mind a darker and more complex interpretation of the facility in ‘Cabin in the Woods’, with both literal and metaphorical levels of increasing chaos and fear. – Tennessee Horror News’ Luce.
‘DEATH HOUSE’ was awarded the Festival Prize Winner for Audience Choice Award and Best Feature Film at the 2017 Central Florida Film Festival. With “the accolade of bringing together the largest cast of horror icons,” wrote Nerdly’s Philip Rogers, ‘DEATH HOUSE’ taps into the late ‘70s to early ‘80s nostalgic wave, allowing longtime horror-fans to re-experience original horror heirlooms, and as a horror event to share with families to create the new memories. “Harrison Smith delivers more than just a marketing campaign of the who’s who of horror. The brilliantly clever script constantly challenges the audience and constantly asks the questions regarding the blurred line between good and evil. Everyone will come out with something different after watching the film and when you start to reflect back on the events, it makes you want to watch it all over again,” continued to glow Rogers.
DarkCoast and TriCoast Worldwide CEOs, Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton will represent Smith’s ‘DEATH HOUSE’ screening on Thursday, May 10th at Palais G, Palais Des Festivals at 18:00. For this year’s 71st Cannes Film Festival from May 8th-19th, TriCoast Worldwide’s booth will be located at Riviera D3.
‘DEATH HOUSE’ stars iconic horror legends including Kane Hodder (‘Friday the 13th’), Dee Wallace (‘Zombie Killers’), Tony Todd (‘The Candyman’, ‘The Crow’, ‘Night of the Living Dead’), Barbara Crampton (‘Reanimator’) and Adrienne Barbeau (‘The Fog’). Alongside are the talented, Courtney Palm (‘Zombewavers’), Cody Longo (‘Piranha 3D’, ‘Nashville’), Michael Berryman (‘The Hills Have Eyes’), Bill Mosley (‘Devil’s Rejects’, ‘House of 1,000 Corpses’), Lindsay Hartley (series, ‘All My Children’, ‘The Challenger’), Sean Whalen (‘Lost’, ‘Men In Black’), Vernon Wells (‘Weird Science’), RA Mihailoff (‘Texas Chainsaw III’), Sid Haig (‘Devil’s Rejects’, ‘House of 1,000 Corpses’), Vincent Ward (‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Oceans Eleven’), Felissa Rose (‘Sleepaway Camp’, ‘Camp Dread’), Bill Oberst, Jr. (‘Scary or Die’) and Bernhard Forcher (‘Fury’).
To watch the trailer, please visit: https://vimeo.com/266558218.
DEATH HOUSE (2018, 95 min.) Directed by: B. Harrison Smith. Written by: B. Harrison Smith and Gunnar Hansen. Produced by: Rick Finkelstein, Steven Chase. Edited by: Colin Smith. Cinematographer: Matt Klammer. Original Music: John Avarese. USA, English. Entertainment Factory, DarkCoast, TriCoast Worldwide.
Produced by: Entertainment Factory.
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