Images and plot details for F/X vet's directorial debut The Seasoning House

Make-up effects wiz Paul Hyett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) makes his directorial debut on a war-torn horror film called THE SEASONING HOUSE, which we just learned about via press release. It stars Sean Pertwee, Rosie Day, Kevin Howarth, Anna Walton and Jemma Powell and is currently in production.

The intense-sounding film is about Angel, a young Balkan girl forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.

Here's a statement from Hyett on the project: “I like to think of the film as a cross between Pan’s Labyrinth, Martyrs and Die Hard. It’s an uncompromising, action-packed and claustrophobic revenge thriller set against the backdrop of an unspecified Balkan war. Having worked on so many films over the last few decades I am totally comfortable with making the leap into directing. It feels like a natural progression for me. While the subject matter is dark, disturbing and nihilistic, I’m approaching it in a very stylish, glossy and beautiful fairytale way"

You read that right: a combination of PAN'S LABYRINTH, MARTYRS and DIE HARD. Guess that's something you don't see every day!

We'll keep you in the loop on THE SEASONING HOUSE as we learn more...

Anna Walton

Extra Tidbit: Other movies Hyett has done effects work for: THE DESCENT, ATTACK THE BLOCK and HARRY BROWN.
Source: AITH



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