In the grand tradition of After Dark Horrorfest and the Ghost House Underground, Fangoria is unleashing its own dodgy collection of supposedly horrific tales, including director Darin Scott’s “Dark House”. I remember posting about this particular effort a while back, but I’d completely forgotten all about it until I accidentally stumbled across a preview of the film over at Trailer Addict. The film is your typical “kids tormented inside a confined space” endeavor, but for some strange reason, this one seems to have a bit more steam in its engine than its like-minded counterparts. Of course, I’m also a sucker for anything that features Jeffrey Combs, so you might want to take that into consideration before spending roughly two minutes of your life watching the clip I’ve embedded below.
An official synopsis:
A group of young actors is recruited to work for the ‘Dark House,’ a new haunted house attraction built by impresario, Walston Rey. His revolutionary new holographic system projects images of monsters throughout the house in an infinite number of variations. Walston has deliberately chosen a house which fourteen years before was the scene of a grizzly massacre perpetrated by Ms. Darode. Slowly the group begins to realize that things are not what they appear. The house locks down and the attractions begin to attack the actors with murderous intent as they frantically work to shut down the system and understand what happening. Could it all be just a computer malfunction and an attempt to ruin Walston or has the spirit of Ms. Darode returned to take care of some unfinished business.
“Dark House” will hit retails shelves on September 28th.