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The Maine-made film, “The Wrong House” will be distributed nationally on Tuesday, June 7th
The Maine-made  film, “The Wrong House” will be distributed nationally on Tuesday, June 7th

The Maine-made  film, “The Wrong House” will be distributed nationally on Tuesday, June 7th.

It all began when Sue Stevens came home from work and found the front door open, their house ransacked.  When venting about the burglary, she and husband Shawn French came up with an idea for a horror movie about a group of kids who rob an isolated home such as theirs and pay dearly for the mistake.  They decided to play the killers themselves and film at their own home to help blur the lines and make it as real as possible.  “The Wrong House” was born.

Filmed in Limerick, ME, this horror film was written and directed by Shawn French, produced by Sue Stevens and stars Stacy Ann Strang and Brendan Potter. “For Sue and I, this was a way to get over the break-in and make something positive out of it,” French said. “As they say, ‘When life gives you lemons, make a movie about murdering a bunch of people.’” The couple launched Wisdumb Productions and self-distributed the film, screening at festivals from Maine to Mississippi and earning national horror awards. Jude Felton of Fatally-Yours.com named the film one of the Ten Best Horror Movies of 2010 and Sue Stevens was named Best Supporting Actress (2010) by both Frightmeter.com and CultCuts Magazine.

Tuesday, June 7, “The Wrong House” takes the next step, hitting shelves nationally thanks to a distribution deal with Elite Entertainment and Slingshot. The fully loaded Elite DVD contains over an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo gallery, Maine musician Damien Zygote’s “Chaos Theory” music video, and commentary track with French, Stevens and local FX artist Eric Anderson of The Shoggoth Assembly. “As a lifelong horror fan, being able to make my own small contribution to the genre is a dream come true,” French said. “Elite really put together a fantastic disc for us and we’re psyched to finally be able to show it off.” www.thewronghousemovie.com