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.