Death House is set to be the self-proclaimed “Expendables of Horror” with its seemingly endless cast of genre icons. Directed by B. Harrison Smith, he explains that the film “is an embrace of the convention crowds and old school horror fans while delivering a cool, fresh new story for a younger generation of horror fans who may not recognize all of these classic names.” Furthermore, he realizes how much horror fans love practical FX, which is why he promises, “…one practical effect that will rival the chest burster scene in ‘Alien’.”

He also explains that the film isn’t going to be “embracing hype as “the scariest movie of the year.” Instead we made a damned good horror film that aims higher than the bar is presently set. A solid script, cool action, science fiction and dark conspiracy against the backdrop of what defines good and evil. That’s what we set out to make and we made a great film for these stars to be part of.”

In the film, “Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.”

The cast includes Gunnar Hansen, Kane Hodder, Barbara Crampton, Dee Wallace, Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Berryman, Debbie Rochon, Sid Haig, Bill Oberst, and more.

Check out the trailer below.