It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from British special effects master Paul Hyett’s directorial debut, The Seasoning House. For the last 20 years Hyett has been giving us some amazing special effects with films like The Descent, Attack the Block, and The Woman in Black just to name a few. The film started shooting on an abandoned air force base just outside of London and Hyett compared his debut as a mixture of films like Martyrs, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Die Hard.
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.
When news first broke about The Seasoning House, all we had to go by was the first time director’s word who said, “The moment the knife hits his chest, the fairytale feeling shatters and it gets faster paced, very messy, extremely nasty and completely mad.” And based on the trailer debut it looks like Hyett meant every bit of it.
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3 thoughts on “‘The Seasoning House’ Gets A Brutal Trailer”
Zoinks…that looks creepy, I liked Sean Pertwee’s performance in Dog Soldiers.
Yea it looks very brutal! I’m a sucker for revenge films, so I’m definitely excited to check this one out.
It looks like it’s really good and well-done but I don’t know if I can watch due to content.