Director, Darren Lynn Bousman, has given us a few entries from the “Saw” franchise, “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” “The Devil’s Carnival” among others. His latest film ‘Abattoir’ digs further into horror and looks to shake up the world of the haunted house genre.
The synopsis goes something like this:
An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery behind a mysterious man who has been buying houses where tragedies have occurred. Set in a world where it always feels like night, even in daylight hours, real estate reporter Julia Talben’s life is turned upside down when her family is brutally murdered. It is believed to be an open and close case, but Julia quickly realizes there is much more to this story when she returns to the crime scene to find the murder room deconstructed and physically removed from her sister’s home. This ignites an investigative pursuit that eventually leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady to the town of New English where they find the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir – a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Julia comes to realize that her sister’s soul is trapped inside, but the Abattoir isn’t just a house – it’s a door to something more evil than anyone could have ever imagined. Julia and Grady are ultimately faced with the question: How do you build a haunted house? One room at a time.
The idea of someone who has been to hell, building a haunted house is an intriguing one. The film stars, Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie. For us, anything with Lin Shaye in it is a must watch. Looking forward to this one when it releases in theaters and VOD on Dec. 9.
What do you guys think? A nice change on the haunted house genre, or more of the same ole’? Let us know in the comments section!