Sunday, May 09, 2010

EVENT: Maine horror movie release

WHAT: Screening of "The Wrong House"
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:00pm
WHERE: Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St, Portland, ME
COST: $8 ticket, available at the door or prebuy online now at
FMI: email

On May 21, Maine's Wisdumb Productions will release its first feature film, the HD horror flick THE WRONG HOUSE, on DVD. Filmed in Limerick, Maine, this hardcore tale of terror was inspired by a burglary at the home of husband/wife producers Shawn French and Sue Stevens, who financed this deeply personal project out of pocket and play the serial-killer residents of THE WRONG HOUSE.

The story: An isolated house in the woods looks like an easy mark to a group of friends camping in the Maine wilderness. The thieves haul away several ounces of pot and hallucinogenic mushrooms in the heist. But when the homeowners track them down, the thieves learn too late that there are some people you just shouldn't mess with... and that they picked The Wrong House.

"After the burglary, we desperately needed an outlet for our anger," said writer/director Shawn French. "By filming at our home and having the onscreen thieves break in through the same window the actual thieves used, we seriously blurred the lines of reality. The emotions were real and we went all out with the action, really beating the hell out of each other. I broke three ribs and we all walked away bruised."

Thursday May 20, the night before the DVD release, THE WRONG HOUSE will be screening at 7 p.m. at Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland, Maine. Tickets are on sale for $8 each at the box office or online at At the screening, fans can pick up signed posters and purchase their copy of THE WRONG HOUSE a day before it launches nationally. Nearly 300 fans attended the last screening of this film, so people are encouraged to get their tickets early.

"The reception at the premiere was amazing," French said. "The story really seems to resonate with Mainers, and we had such incredible performances from our cast. The finished cut is a much tighter, darker and grittier version of the film that the crowd ate up at the premiere. Our audience is in for a hell of a ride."

The film features music from Maine musicians Damien Zygote, The Motengata Band and Stream Reggae, and an original score by Washington composer Tim Butcher.

THE WRONG HOUSE DVD will be available on May 21 at and

There is a high-quality version of the trailer online here ...
...or you can click below to watch it on YouTube.

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