The Wrong House” racks up more national awards, screens April 2 in Lewiston

2011 has been good to Wisdumb Productions and their Maine-made horror movie “The Wrong House.” In January, Jude Felton of Fatally-yours.com named the film one of the Ten Best Horror Movies of 2010 and Sue Stevens was named Fright Meter’s 2010 Best Supporting Actress.

This week, Cultcuts Magazine announced the winners of their 2010 Underground Horror Movie Contest. Once again, a national competition recognized Maine actress Sue Stevens as 2010’s Best Supporting Actress and “The Wrong House” was named Third Runner-Up for Best Picture.

Saturday, April 2, Mainers will have a chance to see “The Wrong House” as part of the Maine Horror Block at LAFF- Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival. This award-winning horror film will be shown alongside the anthology “Damnationland” and short horror films “Bitten” and “Money Cab”. Krystal Kenville from Dispatch Magazine will be moderating a QA session with writer/director Shawn French and producer/actress Sue Stevens following their screening.

The Maine Horror Block will be screened April 2 at She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s, 115 Middle Street, Lewiston. Show times are as follows:

1:15 p.m.: “The Wrong House” with QA

3:00 p.m.: “Bitten”

3:15 p.m.: “Money Cab” with QA

3:30 p.m.: “Damnationland” with QA

Tickets are on sale now at www.lafilmfestival.org. Day passes are $22 and include admission to all festival screenings and QAs.

“It’s still not quite real to me,” said French, a former newspaper film critic, about the recent surge of national press and awards. “Filming in the immediate aftermath of the break-in at our home brought such intense, genuine anger to our performances. We weren’t so much acting as we were venting and I think that raw energy is what fans and critics are responding so strongly to.”

Elite Entertainment and SlingShot Entertainment will release “The Wrong House” nationally on June 7. The current Director’s Release of the film will be pulled from shelves forever on May 7, making way for the Elite release, which is loaded with over an hour of special features.