Back in June it was rumoured that Maria Bello ('The Dark') would likely be joining the latest project from 'Saw' and 'Insidious' co-creator James Wan. Previously known as 'House of Horror' the supernatural feature coming to us from Dimension Films' has now officially scored the actress who also signed up to revenge thriller 'Prisoners' earlier this week. The film will be presented and produced by Wan whilst director Will Canon is expected to helm. Canon will begin shooting in January 2013 in LA from a script written by Max La Bella which was based on an original idea by Wan himself. Bello (below) will play psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein.
"The House of Horror is a horror-thriller that centres around a gruesome crime scene. The film is shot with a blend of found footage, interrogation video, news cameras and classical cinematography. The film focuses on the aftermath of a horrific massacre; five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home.
We are thrown right into the mix as the lead Detective, Mark Lewis, and the police departmentís psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect. The young man at the centre is John Ascot, bound by handcuffs in a mobile command station. During the interrogation, John explains everything leading up to the deaths of his friends.
We discover that they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house believed to be haunted. What started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying and more than they ever could bargain for. John explains to the police that he isnít responsible for his friendsí deaths, but rather, it was the house. He tells them he believes the house is a gateway to hell; a place of concentrated evil."
Maria Bello a Cert for 'House of Horror'