Lee Daniels Heads to Horror with 'Demon House' Possession Thriller

November 12, 2014
Source: Deadline

Lee Daniels

After dabbling in heavy dramas like The Butler and Precious, along with the peculiar The Paperboy, director Lee Daniels is heading into a completely different genre. Deadline has word that Daniels is set to direct Demon House, a fact-based possession thriller inspired by Latoya Ammons and her family, who claim to have been the victims of a real demonic possession that began two years ago and is still impacting them to this day. As with any good "true" story like this, it comes with interesting details corroborated by the Department of Child Services, police department and various hospital staff in Gary, Indiana. More below!

The terror haunting the Ammons family began in their home with swarms of flies being attracted to her porch in the middle of winter, along with typical creaking sounds on the basement. Eventually, things got scarier when the oldest daughter in the family reportedly levitated above her bed. In addition, medical staff witnessed the middle son of the family gliding backwards on the floor, wall and ceiling. That sounds scary as hell. Oh, and as for child services, they witnessed the youngest son growling, baring his teeth and rolling his eyes back in his head while choking his older brother. But he had no memory of doing it. Sounds intense, and I'm curious to see how Daniels fares with the material.

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    Daniels is proven his worth at directing drama. Horror shouldn't be too much of a leap for him. I'll be staying tuned to this one.
  • C.A. Hall
    Daniels is unafraid to inject controversial/tasteless material into his films so Horror fans can at least expect an R-rated Horror film. Whatever cliches may exist in it as a story of possession I am willing to bet that Lee's oddball qualities will throw viewers for a loop at least half of the time.
  • MattPeloquin
    It sounds like they should have filmed some of this "evidence". I believe The Amazing Randi is still offering a $1 million reward for any evidence of paranormal activity.
    • Did you watch the recent documentary on him? It was super good, he's some dude.
      • MattPeloquin
        I had no idea they made a doc about him, gonna check it out tonight. Thanks!
      • Quynh Truong
        what's name of the movie?
  • jGt75
    Count me in !•!•!
  • Bo
    Not for sir! If I was stranded on a tropical island and had any of this guy's movies, instead of watching them, (how could I on some island, eh?) I'd use them to start my camp fire! Sorry Daniels' lovers...well, not really...some of us see the maudlin and sentimental streak running thru this guy's work...and don't like it!...then again some like that kind of me!
  • Quynh Truong
    thank you




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