Fight Club Meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Rough House

This may be my favorite new movie logline of all time… A gritty, action-packed horror movie and comic book series that examines innocent victims thrown into a caged fighting match with deranged serial killers where they fight to the death.

I could see Hollywood executives salivating already.

That is the pitch for Rough House, a new project from Asylum Press and Pretend For Real Studios based on a story idea by Mike L. Taylor and a screenplay by Elizabeth J. Musgrave.


The story begins with an athletic young woman known only as "The Girl" who is kidnapped and thrown into a bizarre world of masked serial killers who torment their victims in brutal underground fights, backyard wrestling matches and deadly mixed martial arts bouts. Once inside the Rough House , she uncovers dark secrets that possibly link her to a secret government program and to the fighters themselves. As "The Girl's" psyche is worn down by brainwashing and psychotropic drugs, she becomes more and more of a stone cold killer herself. She must decide whether she will escape the Rough House or stay focused on her true target, the ringleader called "Big Daddy."

We got a copy of the trailer for the series along with some pages. The project is planned as a 4 issue digital series that will then be printed in a collected edition. There doesn't seem to be a creative team as much as a cast as it's a photo manipulated comic. It features Ramona Cast, David Yow, Devyn Ashley, Noshir Dalal, Maria Kanellis and more. The trailer was directed by Taylor.

A longer preview and more information can be seen here.









About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.