October 31, 2012

Bloody Disgusting debut 'The House that cried Blood'

The Halloween short, The House that cried Blood, from Sideshow Pictures, has just debuted over at Bloody-Disgusting.com. Last year Sideshow brought us Night of the Pumpkin, and they have continued their Halloween theme with a haunted house tale. Watch and enjoy!

(NEW YORK CITY30 October 2012Sideshow Pictures has debuted their second annual Halloween short film, The House That Cried Blood exclusively at horror website Bloody Disgusting. The 15-minute thriller was written and directed by Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet) and produced by Frank Mosca of Harrington Talents. 

A classic haunted house tale with a mix of scares and blood, the short follows four young adults who venture into the supposedly-cursed house of “Old Lady Death” in search of her rotting corpse. What seems like regular Halloween tomfoolery turns into a night of terror they may never survive, and what awaits them within the walls of this dilapidated home is an evil birthed from their worst nightmares.

A tonal shift from Sideshow’s knowingly-campy 2011 Halloween short, Night of the Pumpkin, the production company’s sophomore outing is straightforward horror from writer/director Sabatella. “My goal withThe House That Cried Blood was to create an eerie atmosphere through the use of location, old fashioned scare tactics, and frightening imagery.”

He continues, “I wanted to step outside my own comfort zone as a writer/director and take the opposite approach I took with last year’s Night of the Pumpkin. I left behind the fun and splattery thrills of the 80’s styled VHS horrors and took more of a 70’s styled slow build approach to a creepy, nightmarish finale. Though it is different than what myself and Sideshow are known for, it will still have the style and appeal Sideshow has come to be known for.”

The House That Cried Blood stars Survivor: Redemption Island's Andrea Boelhke and Night of the Pumpkin's Damian Maffei, alongside Ashlee Mundy, Ray Zupp, and Ann McGowan as Old Lady Death. Director of Photography is Stephen Franciosa Jr. with special effects created by Emmy-nominee Jeremy Selenfriend (Boardwalk Empire). As is Sideshow's tradition, The House That Cried Blood - like last year's short - was conceived, written, shot, edited, and released completely within the month of October.

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