Taglines: Kill what you can’t have.
Kylie Atkins, a college student in need of money, joins an X-rated reality web series produced by Gary Preston. Though Preston assures her that the website and house are safe, she comes under attack by a deranged fan known by Loverboy, his Internet username.
Girl House is a Canadian slasher film directed by Trevor Matthews and written by Nick Gordon. It stars Ali Cobrin and Slaine as a woman in an X-rated reality web series and the psychopath who stalks her, respectively.
Director-producer Matthews came up with the idea while attempting to find a distributor for The Shrine. After realizing that he had not seen themes of pornography and privacy explored in a slasher film, he recruited Gordon to write the script.
The story was always important to Mathews, and he said that he was very enthused with the project when he read Gordon’s script. Though it was his first film, Matthews said that his experiences with previous productions had been collaborative enough that it seemed like a natural step for him.
Jon Knautz initially co-directed the film, but Knautz got an offer to direct another project. Matthews encouraged him to take the opportunity and finished directing the film himself. Matthews was influenced by Halloween and used that film’s structure as a guide. He said that the film serves as a cautionary tale about over-sharing on social media. Slaine said that the mask he wore was very uncomfortable, and it could only be put on or taken off with help.
As a result, the mask had to stay on for extended periods during shooting. Slaine attempted to channel events from his own life into his performance to heighten the emotional impact and make his character more sympathetic. Cobrin said that she experienced some trepidation about her role, but her fondness for slasher films made it easier. Shooting took place in Kanata, Ontario.
Directed by: Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews
Starring: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath, , Elysia Rotaru, Alice Hunter, Chasty Ballesteros, Nicole Arianna Fox, Zuleyka Silver, Camren Bicondova
Screenplay by; Nick Gordon
Production Design by: Lisa Soper
Cinematography by: Chris Norr
Film Editing by: Matthew Brulotte
Costume Design by: Jennifer Stroud
Set Decoration by: Garren Dunbar
Music by: tomandandy
Studio: Entertainment One
Release Date: March 13, 2015