17th Oct2016

High Octane Pictures acquire Hiroshi Katagiri’s ‘Gehenna’

by Phil Wheat

Highly-anticipated creature-feature Gehenna: Where Death Lives, directed, produced, and co-written by makeup and special effects master Hiroshi Katagiri, has been acquired by High Octane Pictures.

Newly-founded by industry vet and CAA Alum Galen Christy, High Octane Pictures has acquired the international sales rights for the film, which boasts high-end sets and spectacular effects work from director Hiroshi Katagiri himself, and his friends from the industry. Katagiri’s storied career includes working at Stan Winston Studios and also working with Steven Spielberg on Jurassic Park, A.I and War of the Worlds. Other credits include Pacific Rim, The Hunger Games, and Aliens vs Predator: Requiem. Gehenna marks Katagiri’s debut as a feature film director.

Encompassing horror, suspense and a twist that will blow your mind, Gehenna: Where Death Lives fixes on five people who enter a hidden bunker from WW2, and realize it’s way more than a bunker. Some fates are MUCH worse than death.

The ensemble cast includes Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak), genre icon Lance Henriksen (TV’s Millennium, Aliens), Eva Swan, Simon Phillips, and Justin Gordon. Spectral Motion, known for award-winning work on such films as Hellboy and Looper, did the makeup effects on the creature played by Jones.

Check out the new trailer and a few images from Gehenna: Where Death Lives below:

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