Variety has exclusively reported that Image Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to The Houses October Built. The distributor plans to grant the film a simultaneous VOD and theatrical release. Image Entertainment’s other recent releases include Wolf Creek2 and The Devil’s Knot.
The film is directed and co-written by Bobby Roe. Roe’s screenwriting partners include Zack Andrews and Jason Zada. Steven Schneider (Insidious) served as a producer on the film. The Houses October Built stars newcomer Brandy Schaefer and the film’s screenwriting team Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews will star alongside her.
The setup sees five friends taking off on a road trip to explore various haunted attractions and document their findings. No sooner than their fun has begun, the group encounters a kind of evil that clearly cannot be manufactured. The film will play out something like a documentary but it is a completely scripted production.
The Houses October Built will see an October Premiere in ten key theatrical markets – including Los Angeles and New York. It will also receive a simultaneous VOD release. We will keep you in the loop as more specific information regarding a release date becomes available. Though not entirely built on original ideas, the core concept of this feature sounds entertaining. What do you think?