Furnace (film)

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Furnace FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William Butler
Produced by Scott Aronson
Anghus Houvouras
Eric Tomosunas
Written by William Butler
Aaron Strongoni
Starring Danny Trejo
Michael Paré
Tom Sizemore
Ja Rule
Paul Wall
Music by Haavard Christopher Hana
Noah Sorota
Cinematography Viorel Sergovici
Edited by M. Scott Smith
Release dates
  • December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Furnace is a 2007 horror film written and directed by William Butler. It stars Danny Trejo, Michael Paré, Tom Sizemore, Ja Rule, and Paul Wall.


A group of prisoners are assigned to assist in the re-opening of an old prison's closed wing. They find that the furnace room in the wing is the location of a murder, and the victim's spirit seeks death of those who enter the room.[1]


The original script for Furnace was written by Anghus Houvouras, and the project was brought up to director William Butler, who thought that the story was reminiscent of the 1988 film Prison. Butler signed to direct, and he and his writing partner Aaron Strongoni collaborated to polish the script to meet Melee Entertainment's budgetary concerns. The rewriting lasted six months and changed the story substantially. Butler said of the change, "This of course was no reflection on Anghus, but instead the team of people at Melee that sort of took the film in another direction."[1]




  1. ^ a b Phil Davies Brown (2007-08-09). "William Butler". Horror Asylum. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 

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