The upcoming blockbuster horror film, DEATH HOUSE, which is described as “The Expendables of horror” has had its opening delayed one week due to the success of Marvel’s Black Panther. The film’s distributor, Hannover House, Inc. made the statement earlier this week. The film will now open in theaters on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Get all the details on this story after the jump.
From The Press Release
The record-breaking success of Disney / Marvel’s “BLACK PANTHER” this past weekend has spiked the box office and auditoriums of multiplexes across the nation. But the demand for hold-over screens for the next few weeks has put a crunch on smaller, specialty releases.
“DEATH HOUSE,” the highly anticipated thriller described as “the Expendables of Horror Films” by many horror-industry publications, is one of the releases left scrambling in the wake of last weekend’s box office success. The horror release from Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE), was slated for a key market launch this Friday but has now rescheduled its plans for a roll-out over three weeks starting March 2.
“Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther,” said Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. “But we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film,” he concluded.
“DEATH HOUSE” will now launch on Friday, March 2nd with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California. The Friday night showing will feature nearly twenty cast members, along with principal crew and horror-industry media. Producer Rick Finkelstein will speak briefly before the first screening, and will dedicate the film’s launch to the memory of writer/actor Gunnar Hansen (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) who passed away in November 2015 shortly after completing the first draft screenplay for “DEATH HOUSE.” The film will also open on March 2nd at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, PA, which will feature a Sunday evening special event and presentation by director B. Harrison Smith.
Hannover House plans to expand the release of “DEATH HOUSE” to approximately 20 additional markets on March 9 and March 16, with further playdates to be based on audience response and box office performance. The home video and digital release are anticipated for July.
March 2nd Markets
Los Angeles / Van Nuys, CA and Stroudsburg, PA (hometown of the film’s director, Harrison Smith).
March 9th Markets
New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL; Sacramento, CA; Charlotte, NC; Kansas City, KS / MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; and N.W. Arkansas.
Death House – Title Fact Sheet
Rated ”R” for strong horror violence and gore throughout, language, sexual reference and nudity.
DCP (JPEG-2000), 1:1.85 Aspect Ratio, Dolby Stereo;
HARRISON SMITH (”Camp Dread”, ”The Fields”);
GUNNAR HANSEN (”Texas Chain Saw Massacre”);
HARRISON SMITH (”Garlic and Gunpowder”, ”360 Degrees of Hell”);
RICK FINKELSTEIN (”Area 407”, ”Garlic and Gunpowder”);
STEVEN CHASE (”Garlic and Gunpowder”, ”Bus Driver”);
KANE HODDER (”Monster”, ”2001 Maniacs”)
DEE WALLACE – ”E.T.”, ”Critters”, ”Cujo”, ”Extraordinary Measures”
LINDSAY HARTLEY – ”Smallville”, ”All My Children”
ADRIENNE BARBEAU – ”Escape from New York”, ”The Fog”
MICHAEL BERRYMAN – ”The Hills Have Eyes”, ”Weird Science”
VERNON WELLS – ”The Road Warrior”, ”Commando”, ”Inner Space”
SID HAIG – ”House of 1000 Corpses”, ”The Devil’s Rejects”
TONY TODD – ”Candyman”, ”The Crow”, ”The Man from Earth”
During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret, maximum security 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.
THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTOR: Hannover House, Inc. / Eric@HannoverHouse.com
THEATRICAL RELEASE: March 2, 2018 (limited); expands on March 9th and 16th.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.DeathHouse.us
LINK TO UNRATED TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ZMB4CsABk
VPF CONTRACTING PARTY: Death House Films, LLC (DCIP, Cinedigm, Christies)
HOME VIDEO / VOD DETAILS: Summer, 2018.