Blumhouse Productions has set the date for their next horror offering, The deep houseA genre-defying film that delivers classic haunted house scares in an underwater setting while adopting a found-footage format. Combining claustrophobia and traditional jump scares with a race against time scenario, The deep house It’s everything a horror fan craves. It’s almost as if the filmmakers decided to mix up all kinds of horror subgenres to create something exceptionally original that will scare almost everyone. It sounds too good to be true, but luckily, it’s actually happening with The deep house.
Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, best known for directing French New Wave terror, Within (2007), wrote and directed The deep house. Camille Rowe and James Jagger star in the main roles. The film opened in France earlier this summer to mostly positive reviews and was subsequently picked up by Blumhouse Productions for distribution in North America. The deep house will launch on Epix this November. Here’s the official plot synopsis for Blumhouse’s movie.
“Deep beneath the surface of a seemingly tranquil remote lake lies a perfectly preserved family home. When an influential young couple set out to explore the submerged home to capture content unfamiliar to their social media followers, their immersion turns into a nightmare when they discover a sinister presence. With limited oxygen supplies and time running against them, the pair must find a way to escape the underwater house of horrors before it’s too late. “
Those who are yet to be sold in the movie can check out the trailer below.
A short, measured trailer that didn’t reveal the entire plot, a rare offering these days, but totally welcome. The trailer opens with a couple heading to an inaccessible lake in the French forests. The couple dive deep to find a well-preserved house at the bottom of the lake, but they end up getting more than they bargained for. Filmed almost entirely underwater, the filmmakers had to overcome several technical challenges during filming. The deep house. Difficulty placing cables and antennas in the water, the actors were unable to fully wire themselves for safety, a custom-built house that could not be fully submerged so as not to ruin the décor, and the pandemic proved to be an obstacle during filming. But the filmmakers employed many unorthodox methods to overcome obstacles and credit their cinematographer, Jacques Ballard, with experience in underwater filming as a boon.
In an interview with Variety, Alexandre Bustillo said: “Shooting a movie underwater is like making a movie for the first time. All the technical aspects had to be done differently there, and that forced us to reinvent the staging process. and the way the shots are organized. ” Julien Maury added: “Each underwater sequence takes three times longer to shoot than a sequence above it; even a reverse shot takes a long time to set up.” He further said, “The whole process was crazy, and we owe it to Jacques Ballard, who is a master of underwater filming. Ballard notably created Beyonce’s ‘Runnin’ underwater music video.” The deep house It only consists of two actors, choosing the right ones and directing them with their faces covered by diving masks was another challenge. “We needed the actors to be able to let strong emotions play in their eyes, which we found with Camille Rowe and James Jagger,” Maury said.
Hopefully, all the effort has paid off. The deep house It will be available to buy digitally and streaming on Epix starting November 5, 2021.