According to Variety, Gravitas Ventures has acquired the rights to a brand-new horror-comedy by the name of Slotherhouse. Written by Bradley Fowler and directed by Matthew Goodhue, the film sounds all but guaranteed to be one of the wackiest genre efforts of the year.
Here's how Variety's describing it:
“Slotherhouse tells the story of college senior Emily Young, who aims to be voted president of her sorority. When she adopts an adorable sloth, she realizes the animal can serve as the house’s new mascot and help her win votes, dubbing the animal Alpha. The new pet is a beloved addition to the sorority house until a series of deaths point toward the sloth as the prime murder suspect. The film becomes a survival story of sisters versus sloth as the girls wonder if they can make it out of Sigma Lambda Theta alive (sloths, of course, are not known for being fleet of foot)."
Sorority girls being stalked and murdered by a sloth? The mind reels. One hates to judge the actions of these fictional characters, but one also cannot help but wonder how the hell anyone could be murdered by the slowest creature on God's green earth. Presumably, the answer to that question will lean heavily on the "comedy" half of the horror-comedy equation.
Says Slotherhouse producer Cady Lanigan:
“Slotherhouse was inspired by iconic cinema with a dedication to practical effects. It’s an homage to our favorite creature features and slashers with a FURocious horror icon for the modern world. Slotherhouse is simply bonkers."
Slotherhouse stars (deep breath) Lisa Ambalavanar, Sydney Craven, Olivia Rouyre, Bianca Beckles-Rose, Andrew Horton, Sutter Nolan, Grace Patterson, Milica Vrzić, Annamaria Serda, Rudi Rok, Tiff Stevenson and Stefan Kapičić. Tragically, we have no trailer to share with you in addition to the above information, but we can tell you this: Iconic Events Releasing will put Slotherhouse in theaters on August 30th, and the film will also be released internationally.
Here's a look at the poster:
Stay tuned for more on Slotherhouse, which just became one of our most anticipated movies of the next month, as further updates become available.