Several years ago, a comics publishing company called “Radical Publishing” was putting out some absolutely fantastic comics that were easily considered storyboards for major-motion pictures. Some of those comics moved quickly into movies, like “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise and “Hercules” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The horror comics were somehow not as quickly picked up. Books like “Driver for the Dead” and “Hotwire” were some of the best and most beautiful horror comics every made. Luckily, one of those remarkable books is on its way to film: “Abattoir” by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, and IV).
A new clip from director Darren Lynn Bousman’s film Abattoir has been released exclusively by Deadline. Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Dayton Callie, Lin Shaye and Jay Huguley star. Chris Monfette wrote the screenplay, which centers around a haunted house, which is built solely from rooms where horrific deaths have taken place.
The story follows real estate journalist Julia (Lowndes), who is trying to solve the murder of her sister. After the room in which her sister was killed literally disappears, her investigation leads her to both recent and far older tragedies. read more