The House October Built 2: Interview with Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe
by Logan Myerz
When you think of the Halloween season, you probably think of two things, Haunted Houses and Horror movies. Both go hand in hand and if you’re an avid Haunted House attendee like myself, you can almost guarantee you will get the shit scared out of you before the month is over. But, what really draws people to these Haunted Attractions? Is it the adrenaline rush, overcoming your worst nightmares, or confronting the evil that lies beneath these houses?
The Houses October Built was a film that tackled these very questions in 2013 where a group of friends embarked on a road trip to find the ultimate Horror attraction. What they found out was more than they asked for and left the audience with many questions. The first film was one of my favorites of the year and I saw the film do well domestically with a pretty large following. I think the film did so well was the original premise, real life events that people can relate to, and showcasing the scariest places you can visit during the Halloween season.
The sequel film, The Houses October Built 2 will be released in theaters and On Demand /Digital HD on September 22nd. Since the trailer was released a few months back, I have been patiently awaiting the film. We attended a press screening last week and all I can say is that you won’t be disappointed. Sequel films have the tendency to make or break a franchise, but in this case, the film starts off on the right foot and never let’s go. The gang is back together and still recovering from the events of the first film, but this time around, things have changed. When money is on the line, they have to put their feelings aside, and face their fears once again. What really blew me away about this film was a different approach with the script, new Haunted Attractions, plot twists, and the beautiful drone aerial shots.
Today, it was an honor to speak with Zack Andrew and Bobby Roe about The Houses October Built 2. They both wrote and starred in the film, Zack produced, and Bobby directed the film. As a tag team duo, they had major roles in both films. It was interesting to hear about the journey making the sequel film, transitioning between different roles, and finding the perfect filming locations.
I am giving The Houses October Built 2 a 4 out of 5 Hairpieces!
Please enjoy my conversation with Zack and Bobby on this weeks episode of the Cinephellas Podcast.
Synopsis: Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level – five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins…