Maine-made â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ to be distributed nationally on June 7
Nearly three years ago, a break-in at the home of Maine filmmaker Shawn French inspired the revenge flick â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€, in which he and wife Sue Stevens inflict bloody vengeance on the kids who burglarize their rural home. The film began self-distribution through Amazon in May, 2010 and critics and horror fans around the world have embraced this dark and trippy, Maine-made horror film.
On June 7, â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ will be hitting store shelves nationally thanks to a partnership between Frenchâ€™s Wisdumb Productions and distributors Elite Entertainment and SlingShot Entertainment.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be taking the next step and bringing this film to a wider audience. The reception so far to our twisted little flick has been astounding,â€ said French of the film that was recently named one of the Ten Best Horror Movies of 2010 by Jude Felton of Fatally-yours.com.
Critics call it â€œa trippy no-trespassing sign shot to screenâ€ (London Grip); â€œGood, violent funâ€ (Fatally-yours.com); and Fright Meter recently named Sue Stevens their 2010 Best Supporting Actress, beating out the Hollywood competition for the first-ever win or nomination of this award by a Maine production.
The June 7 national DVD release will be loaded with special features, including:
*Commentary track with writer/director Shawn French, producer/actress Sue Stevens and FX artist Eric Anderson of the Portland-based FX group The Shoggoth Assembly.
*Featurette (29 minutes) on the stuntwork in â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€ (French broke three ribs during this extremely physical shoot).
*Featurette (27 minutes) on the filmâ€™s Special FX
*Featurette (11 minutes) on the story behind â€œThe Wrong Houseâ€
*Music video for Damien Zygoteâ€™s â€œChaos Theoryâ€ (shot on location at The Wrong House).
The film has also been fully re-mastered since its original self-distribution release. â€œIâ€™m psyched to finally be able to unveil the final cut,â€ French said. â€œThe upcoming release contains a tighter, cleaner and more intense version of the film that horror fans have been eating up.â€
The current Directorâ€™s Release of the film will be pulled from shelves forever on May 7 to make way for the fully loaded Elite/SlingShot release on June 7.