James Wan Checks Into the House of Horror

Apparently “Saw” and “Insidious” director James Wan has become such a brand name now that he can start “presenting” movies ala Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino. Hey, good for him, I guess.

Wan is presenting “House of Horror”, and Bloody-Disgusting has your official synopsis and sales art (left).

The Devil made me do it.

The House of Horror is a horror-thriller that centers 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 center 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 demeanor 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.

Javier Gutierrez is directing from a script by Max La Bella, based on a story by Wan (below). So in a way, I guess Wan is doing more than just slapping his name on a poster and taking producer credit.



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  • Dubs

    What is this the century of found footage horror movies? I personally haven’t seen a good found footage movie since the likes of “cannibal holocaust”. But hell Wan hasn’t made a bad movie yet, so maybe presenting some good stuff is not a bad way to go mr Wan. But please don’t put your name on a movie like “mindripper – 1995″ Wes Craven Presented that turd there’s lesson’s to be learned there.

    • Juggernaut

      Wes Craven is a hack! He made one good movie yet he’s revered as a modern horror master? He is way overrated. That being said. The synopsis of this film sounds fine. The test will be how this project is executed. Will it be run of the mill Wan or will he be upping the ante? His movies are just okay. He follows the same formula for the most part and all of his films look and feel similar to me. I really think that if he strays out of his comfort zone and hires a good cast this csan be a decent horror flick.