‘The Houses October Built’ Trailer Hits: Would You Survive This Haunted Attraction?

The Houses October Built is the latest of the Halloween horror movies that are starting to become more commonplace every year, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

RLJ Entertainment, the distributor behind this one, has shown a talent for finding these obscure gems, starting with last year’s release of All Hallows’ Eve, an underrated anthology flick featuring one of the creepiest clowns ever filmed.

They also scored big — in our humble opinion — with the charming slasher Bloody Homecoming and the home-invasion creep-fest Mischief Night.

While not all of RLJ’s choices have been spectacular, they’re showing a core competence for vetting good horror for the masses, and with The Houses October Built, we think they may have another winner.

The plot centers on a group of five friends, who like to travel the country in search of the scariest haunts imaginable. “Extreme” is the keyword, and while there are a lot of pretenders, nothing compares to the haunt that just found them.

Arriving at a Louisiana-based haunted attraction way off the beaten path, they document their experiences via video as stranger and stranger things begin happening around them.

For the rest, we’ll defer to the trailer. Check it out here.

Beyond looking creepy, The Houses October Built also shows that there may still be a little life left yet in the “found footage” horror sub-genre, and it should come as no surprise that this film is from the executive producer of Paranormal Activity.

The film is directed by Bobby Roe and is based on his documentary effort of the same name from 2013.

In other can’t-wait-till-Halloween news, earlier Sunday, we also told you about The Town That Dreaded Sundown dropping a creepy trailer.

That film, a remake of the 1976 original, will be overseen by Ryan Murphy from American Horror Story fame, and will release to the public on October 16, 2014.

The Houses October Built will get a limited release starting on October 3. Since it doesn’t have Town’s push and pedigree, we wouldn’t expect it to play many multiplexes. However, video on demand has created a sort of renaissance for the horror genre, and we expect it to do quite well on set-top boxes.

What did you think of The Houses October Built trailer, horror fans? Is this a classic-in-the-making or not?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, feel free to tell us which horror movies you’re looking forward to the most this Halloween season.

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