When I was a child growing up in Shamokin, Pennsylvania--the place with the Dunkin’ Donuts fire--there was always this weird old guy who dragged a sack around and mostly sat by a bridge. He was an oddity, since most weird old guys drank beers and sat on felt porches. A story went around that he was homeless and lived under that bridge in a house made of doors he’d stolen from the junkyard. I never saw the door-house myself, but the image it conjured in my mind was always a striking one. A house made of doors? It’s genius. You’d never want for a way out.
This trailer for Door in the Woods rekindled those memories for me--not to say that this is as cool as an old guy living under a bridge in a house made of doors. This is only one door put inside an actual house, which I’ve already seen Bob Vila do a thousand times. That said, it does raise some questions.
The most pressing of those questions, of course, is why on earth would someone take a weird door they found hanging out in the woods home with them? Were they really lacking a door? I used to have a coworker who lived in a house with no interior doors, so she might have been down for a forest door of horrors, but anyone else? Nah. No way. Never.
Predictably, that door is haunted as hell, and now they need to exorcise it with the help of--a pentagram cowboy? I don’t know. It looks weird. I’m into it. There are probably other spooky door movies out there, but this is the only one I know of, and I’m intrigued.
Door in the Woods will open to DVD and VOD on October 29.