BRETT'S HOUSE OF 1000 SCREAMS
Indie horror director Brett (THEY BITE) Piper, who has three (count ?em!) features hitting video in 2003?PSYCLOPS and DRAINIAC are already out, with ARACHNIA arriving July 22 from MTI?has teamed with the E.I. Independent Cinema folks for his latest, HOUSE OF 1000 SCREAMS. ?It?s a macabre horror movie about a sinister photographer who brings some models out on a photo shoot for a book he?s doing about the anatomy of fear,? Piper tells Fango. ?It turns out that the location is genuinely haunted by some sort of madman who is resurrected by the presence of these people. What it really is, to be honest, is a horror-movie allegory about the nasty side of show business.
?But who cares about that? It?s got ghosts and it?s got Misty Mundae,? says Piper, who promises that HOUSE ?is a bit of a departure? for E.I.?s most popular star. ?This will give her a little more of an opportunity to show what she can do as an actress.? As for the rest of the cast, ?The lead actor, Rob Monkiewicz, has been in PSYCLOPS and ARACHNIA, and he?s coming back for this, and it looks like the lead actress will by Rachel Robbins, who?s done stuff for the Playboy Channel.?
Given E.I.?s recent spate of genre spoofs, you might think HOUSE is intended as a lampoon of a certain new shocker directed by a popular rock star. Yet Piper admits, ?The title isn?t one I especially care for, but I had to type something on the front page, and it just sounded to me like a typical Eurohorror name from the ?60s, like something Jess Franco might have done. I don?t particularly like it, but it seems to have grown on people, and I?m afraid I might be stuck with it.? As on all his features, Piper will do the FX himself, with shooting scheduled for late April in New Jersey.
Courtesy of Fangoria