Blumhouse Goes Beneath The Waves With ‘The Deep House’

Take a deep breath–a new film is taking horror to uncharted depths.

The Deep House from Blumhouse Productions and Paramount Pictures combines the chills of a haunted house with the terrors of being trapped underwater, and a trailer–courtesy of movieweb.com–gives fans a sneak peek at the breathtaking terrors to come. Check out the video below.

The movie–written and directed by the filmmaking team of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside)–stars Camille Rowe and James Jagger. Premiering in France over the summer, The Deep House was quickly picked up by Blumhouse for distribution in North America, and will debut on Epix Nov. 5.

The film takes viewers “deep below the surface of a seemingly tranquil remote lake,” according to the official synopsis, where lies a “perfectly preserved family home. When a young couple sets out to explore the submerged house and capture content for their social media followers, their dive turns into a nightmare as they discover a sinister presence.”

Their limited oxygen supply and time constraints make matters worse, and the couple “must find a way to escape the underwater house of horrors before it’s too late.”

Bustillo acknowledged the challenges of shooting underwater during a recent interview. “All the technical aspects had to be done different,” he said, “and it forced us to reinvent the way shots are organized. Every sequence underwater takes three times longer to shoot than a sequence above.”

And since The Deep House only showcases two actors, Bustillo said “choosing the right actors and directing them with the faces covered by diving masks was another challenge. We needed the actors to be able to let strong emotions be reflected in their eyes–which we found with Rowe and Jagger.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any last-minute updates on The Deep House.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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