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Harrison Smith Plans to Turn ‘Death House’ into a Six-Film Franchise

If there’s one thing filmmaker Harrison Smith doesn’t lack, it’s ambition. The man clearly has it in abundance, and he’s got a very grandiose vision for his new project, Death House.

Branded “The Expendables of Horror,” Death House features a startling list of faithful genre contributors. There are only a few key horror figures, in fact, that will not be appearing in the film. This, of course has the genre fanatics chatting it up about the film, and Smith has been happy to discuss the project, going so far as to host a recent open discussion segment, featured on the Death House Facebook page.

That’s where we found this interesting info.

“There are five sequels planned,” states Smith. “We have the script for the second one pretty much done, and we’re getting everything ready to really ramp this up for an entire franchise. The way Death House ends, it’s totally set up to further the adventures of [the characters played by actors] Cody Longo and Cortney Palm.”

“We have certain actors from the first film that will return for the sequel,” he also said, addressing the burning question of where’s Robert Englund? “Do we want Robert in the sequel? Absolutely. And we hope we’ll have him.”

Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Michael Berryman, Adrienne Barbeau, Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Bill Oberst Jr., Lloyd Kaufman, Felissa Rose, Camille Keaton, Debbie Rochon, Tiffany Shepis, and Sean Whalen are all featured in the film. The late Gunnar Hansen wrote the original story, which was later transferred to screenplay and updated by Smith himself.

The film is expected to arrive sometime between the first and second quarter of 2017, though no official release date has been announced.

Synopsis: 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.

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