Have I mentioned yet just how excited I am for October this year?! Not to mention the fact that the summer heat is finally tapering off and the nights are growing longer, but a slew of awesome DVDs, video games and other assorted treats are slated to drop into stores as well. One film in particular that is of special note is House of the Wolfman, an indie effort by writer/director Eben McGarr starring a slew of relatively unknown actors (to me at least) including Ron Chaney.
First released in 2009 at only a few theaters, House of the Wolfman could well be considered a "cinéma vérité" of classic 30's Universal Studio horror film-making. Shot in black and white with a cast of monsters that rivals the other "House of..." films, the film follows
Dr. Bela Reinhardt (Chaney) and the five guests he has invited to his castle to see which one will inherit his estate. He has arranged for a competition of sorts, and the victor shall be determined through a process of elimination. But it quickly becomes apparent to the five unwitting visitors that danger lurks in every corner, and that the House of the Wolf man holds a secret that could drive anyone to insanity!Despite mixed reviews regarding the acting, the monsters look amazing as does the cinematography (granted my observations are based soley on the merit of the trailer). Regardless, I've been anxiously awaiting an official release of this title for well over a year and to finally have a chance to see the film myself has definitely got my bones jangling.
[via Shock 'Til You Drop]