Gunnar Hansen’s Death House Gets VOD/DVD Release Dates

Two years after it was announced, eager fans finally get the news they’ve been waiting for.

By Michelle Kaotic

Director Harrison Smith shared the news this week that Death House has finally been given release dates for both VOD and DVD. Fans can now own the film on November 6th and December 11th respectively, depending on which format you choose. You can pre-order the dvd now on Amazon. No information about a Blu-Ray release has been provided at this time.

Featuring a cornucopia of horror icons spanning over the last four decades, the film is rated R for intense violence, adult situations and extreme blood and gore. Death House has been erroneously billed as the “Expendables of Horror.” While it's true that majority of the cast is made up of legendary actors from the horror genre, only a small number shine in lead roles.

Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, and Barbara Crampton, carry the movie while over a dozen more familiar faces make cameos in both speaking and non-speaking roles. If you’re a horror fan, you will definitely see some familiar faces throughout the film.

The storyline focuses on a secret penitentiary that houses some of the world's worst criminals. The prisoners are kept under control by gases and forgo cruel and unusual reconditioning techniques by Dr. Eileen Fletcher (Dee Wallace). An additional lower ninth level of the prison contains The Five Evils. In addition to never being freed, they are believed to be supernatural. When a young duo of government agents take a tour of the prison, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives after the inmates break loose during a power failure.

Earlier this year, Death House premiered in only New York and Los Angeles, which prompted fans to take to social media to create events that demanded showings in their cities. Will that many high-profile horror legends help or hinder this film?

The only thing that is certain is that the movie is a tribute to the late Gunnar Hansen, who passed away in 2015 and never got to see his script come to life on the big screen. Death House arrives on home video this December, just in time for the holidays.

About the Author

Michelle Kaotic

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Canada, I still remember that first time watching The Exorcist as a kid. While others looked away, I took in every pea green puke and head-spinning moment that I could. Since then, horror and music have become passionate hobbies in my life. Although new to the convention scene, I’ve been collecting both horror and music items for over two decades. Two moments that make these hobbies worthwhile were coming face to face with Freddy Krueger himself, the legendary Robert Englund, and shaking hands with guitar icon Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. I started Kaotic Notes back in 2015 to house the numerous reviews, interviews, photos, and videos that I had done, and continue to do so to this day. It’s only rock and roll with a touch of blood and gore. What can go wrong?!

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