I got so excited when I first read this headline. Y’all know the formula by now, the EXPENDABLES formula, cooked up by Sylvester Stallone. Assemble every current and former action movie star you can find and put them all in one movie. The result is a potent mix of hokey storytelling, nostalgia, tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation and pure testosterone. The EXPENDABLES films have been quite successful, so it isn’t surprising that somebody would get the notion to try the same approach with the Horror genre. The initial headline was misleading, though.
Kane Hodder. Doug Bradley. Robert Englund. Gunnar Hansen. All in the same film. The thought of having Jason, Pinhead, Freddy and Leatherface all in the same movie just about made my head explode! Then I read on. Turns out the film, DEATH HOUSE, conceived by the late Gunnar Hansen, won’t feature those world-famous killers, just the men who played them onscreen. After my initial disappointment, though, came the realization that this is still pretty freakin’ cool. I look forward to seeing it. I just wish that Gunnar had lived to be a part of it. The movie was his brainchild. It just won’t be the same without him.