The Kickstarter campaign for the indie horror film Gehenna: where Death Lives was the third largest ever raised for a film in the horror genre. The movie stars Lance Henricksen and Doug Jones and was developed by visual effects expert Hiroshi Katagiri and is now spawning a sequel which will be a virtual reality (VR) experience.
The movie plot concerns a group of people who visit Saipan as part of a work trip to scout for suitable locations for their company’s newest resort. When they find what they initially believe is a perfect spot, a mysterious hidden bunker is discovered. Succumbing to curiosity, they decide to explore the bunker, but are soon to discover what a mistake that was as the secrets of the bunker are revealed.
Gehanna: Where Death Lives raised over $230k (USD) over the course of it’s Kickstarter campaign and is currently touring various film festivals. Full details on what the VR sequel will involve have not yet been revealed as it is presently fairly early in development. The creators are expecting that the VR title will be released around October, just in time for a suitably atmospheric Halloween release.
Director Hiroshi Katagiri began his careers under the tutelage of legendary visual effects creator Stan Winston before striking out on his own and becoming a renowned character and creature designer whose work can be seen in movies such as Cabin in the Woods, The Hunger Games and Escape from L.A. He is said to be strongly involved in the creation of the VR sequel.
VRFocus will bring you further news on the Gehenna: Where Death Lives VR sequel as it becomes available.