Bousman has a lifetime pass here at SJP. No matter how many weird rock-musicals the man puts out (Of which I enjoyed!), I will always be excited to see his next flicks! Cementing himself as a fantastical genre director with his work on the Saw series (he directed II, III & IV), he has since gone on to deliver (to name a few) the remake of Mother’s Day (a gut punch of a horror flick!) and Repo: The Genetic Opera, proving the man is not afraid to take a risk and deliver movies that are different. And God Bless him! Nothing wrong with that. So when Abattoir got caught in my horror nerd crosshairs, I got all sorts of excited! A haunted house flick starring Lynn Shaye, Joe Anderson and Dayton Callie!?! How can’t this be a good time. Even better, the movie is available right now on VOD and select theaters! Check out the poster and trailer below and be sure to stop on by SJP tomorrow. Star of Abattoir Joe Anderson is lined up as a guest on the next SJP podcast talking about the movie and so much more!
DIRECTED BY: Darren Lynn Bousman
WRITTEN BY: Christopher Monfette
CAST: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie
SYNOPSIS: An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery behind a mysterious man who has been buying houses where tragedies have occurred. Set in a world where it always feels like night, even in daylight hours, real estate reporter Julia Talben’s life is turned upside down when her family is brutally murdered. It is believed to be an open and close case, but Julia quickly realizes there is much more to this story when she returns to the crime scene to find the murder room deconstructed and physically removed from her sister’s home. This ignites an investigative pursuit that eventually leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady to the town of New English where they find the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir – a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Julia comes to realize that her sister’s soul is trapped inside, but the Abattoir isn’t just a house – it’s a door to something more evil than anyone could have ever imagined. Julia and Grady are ultimately faced with the question: How do you build a haunted house? One room at a time.