The success of Marvel’s Black Panther is making things tougher for Death House. The “Expendables of Horror” is feeling a bit of pinch due to the high demand for screens for Disney’s latest Super Hero film. According to the Death House website:
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.
Fear not, horror fans. It’s still coming to theaters, albeit with a bit of a delay. Get yourself amped up by watching the trailer, then read on for all the details!
Updated Death House Release Info
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. 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 play dates to be based on audience response and box office performance. The home video and digital release are anticipated for July.
Several horror websites reported seeing an International and Netflix date of April 20 on the official Facebook page, but I can’t find a mention of it anywhere. We’ll bring you a confirmation once we have it! In the meantime, get all of the latest official info here.
Here’s a peek at the official poster!
We’ve been waiting for this one for a long time. An extra week or two isn’t going to kill us. It sounds like everyone will get their chance to check out Death House in due time. Be sure to check out all of our previous coverage while you wait.
What do you think? Will you head out to theaters? Or are you waiting for Netflix or home video? Tell us in the comments!