The Seasoning House is Paul Hyett’s long awaited directorial debut. His name might not sound familiar to you but his amazing work should. For the last 20 years he’s been doing special effects make-up on films like The Descent, Attack the Block, and most recently The Woman in Black just to name a few. The film is currently shooting on an abandoned air force base right outside London. Expect this movie to blow you away with its hard hitting action and suspense. Hyett compares his film to a mixture of Martyrs, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Die Hard. Now that’s one hell of a mash-up right there.
The Seasoning House takes place in Eastern Europe where soldiers kidnap young girls who are kept in a run-down house and sold off as prostitutes. A deaf mute orphan named Angel is a slave to the soldiers whose job is to tend to the girls that are in a drug-induced state. What her captors don’t know, is that to she secretly moves between the walls of the house, wriggling through vents, lurking in the small crawlspaces where she observes the soldiers, learning and planning her escape. One day, the the very men who are responsible for brutally murdering her entire family happen to show up to indulge their sick appetites. When she viciously stabs one of them to death, the time has finally come to make her escape.
The director Paul Hyett said in an interview,
“The moment the knife hits his chest, the fairytale feeling shatters and it gets faster paced, very messy, extremely nasty and completely mad.”
I love this guy. This movie sounds like it’s going to be one hell of a suspenseful and gruesome ride. Hope you guys are as excited as I am for this one. There is no set release date for the film that I know of but hopefully it’s sooner rather than later. As always, thanks for reading!