This may be my favorite new movie logline of all time… A gritty, action-packed horror movie and comic book series that examines innocent victims thrown into a caged fighting match with deranged serial killers where they fight to the death.
I could see Hollywood executives salivating already.
That is the pitch for Rough House, a new project from Asylum Press and Pretend For Real Studios based on a story idea by Mike L. Taylor and a screenplay by Elizabeth J. Musgrave.
The story begins with an athletic young woman known only as "The Girl" who is kidnapped and thrown into a bizarre world of masked serial killers who torment their victims in brutal underground fights, backyard wrestling matches and deadly mixed martial arts bouts. Once inside the Rough House , she uncovers dark secrets that possibly link her to a secret government program and to the fighters themselves. As "The Girl's" psyche is worn down by brainwashing and psychotropic drugs, she becomes more and more of a stone cold killer herself. She must decide whether she will escape the Rough House or stay focused on her true target, the ringleader called "Big Daddy."
We got a copy of the trailer for the series along with some pages. The project is planned as a 4 issue digital series that will then be printed in a collected edition. There doesn't seem to be a creative team as much as a cast as it's a photo manipulated comic. It features Ramona Cast, David Yow, Devyn Ashley, Noshir Dalal, Maria Kanellis and more. The trailer was directed by Taylor.
A longer preview and more information can be seen here.