The news revealed at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, will the German distributor and UK horror production house unveiling the titles Winnie the Pooh: Death House and Peter Pan Goes to Hell. Death House is helmed by S.J. Evans and written by Stephen Kelly, with Variety noting that the plot will be focusing on a school reunion in a remote mansion that was actually planned by cult members â€œwho were mercilessly tormented by the guests as children.â€ Evans said, â€œThe script is supremely clever with scope for iconic visuals, and we have assembled a terrific young cast loaded with star potential. Iâ€™m very excited to share this dark and disturbing horror with the world.â€
Meanwhile, Peter Pan Goes To Hell will be a slasher movie written by Kelly and helmed by Phil Claydon. â€œI grew up on a healthy diet of low-budget horror from the masters like Sam Raimi, Wes Craven and Peter Jackson,â€ Claydon shared. â€œIn recent streamer times, opportunities to create high concept horror on a small budget had vanished so I relished the opportunity to dive on board with Red Shadow Studios in carving out an environment for filmmakers to come and craft some grass roots scares. Let the mayhem commence.â€
Kelly added, â€œThe huge interest in horror movies based on public domain properties piqued my interest as it did many, but with Red Shadow Studios â€“ in partnership with Dolphin Medien â€“ Iâ€™m trying to bring together really talented filmmakers and high- caliber actors as I firmly believe that, in this space, budget doesnâ€™t have to mean compromising on talent or creativity. While these first two films are absolutely â€˜out thereâ€™ gonzo takes on beloved childrenâ€™s stories, we have a whole host of different â€“ sometimes shocking â€“ new genre projects on our ambitious slate, and in Benjamin Krause at Dolphin Medien, we have the perfect, shrewd distribution partner and executive producer.â€
Stay tuned for official release dates and trailers.
Elsewhere in entertainment, watch the first teaser trailer for Martin Scorseseâ€™sÂ Killers of the Flower Moon.