The Story


An isolated house in the woods looks like an easy mark to a group of friends camping in the Maine wilderness. The thieves haul away several ounces of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in the heist. But after returning home, each of the thieves is visited by the robbed homeowners, who deliver an ultimatum to return what was stolen. When the deadline passes, the thieves learn too late that there are some people you just shouldn't mess with—and that they picked The Wrong House.

This stunt-heavy self-financed slasher is an ambitious debut for writer/director Shawn French of Wisdumb Productions and features break-out performances by Stacy Ann Strang ("I'm Sorry," "Mud") as a reluctant thief and Sue Stevens as the soccer mom from Hell.

Artist Eric Anderson ("Adelle") of the Portland, Maine, FX group The Shoggoth Assembly handled the intricate horror FX in this cautionary tale.

You will believe in Karma.

Behind the Story

This horror thriller was inspired by a 2008 break-in at the home of husband-wife producers Shawn French and Sue Stevens (who play vengeful serial killers in the film). Initially, it was an outlet to vent frustration, but as word spread about the production and the motivation behind it, help flooded in from all corners and it quickly grew from a small side project to a full HD feature film.

A strong narrative structure, increasing tension as the thieves argue whether to return the stolen goods, and a pair of serial killers who believe themselves to be agents of karma combine for a perfect blend of suspense and horror.