Dread, the horror division of Epic Pictures, will release writer/director Josh Hasty’s highly anticipated Halloween indie Candy Corn this September, and the full official trailer has just dropped online.
As we previously reported, Candy Corn is an upcoming treat for horror fans, written, directed, and produced by Josh Hasty, who most recently helmed the documentary In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn: The Making of 31 (which is available with DVD/Blu-ray release of Rob Zombie’s 31) and previously directed the Halloween-themed throwback Honeyspider.
The official synopsis: It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular”. Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far.
The cast includes horror icons P.J. Soles (Halloween, Carrie; read our interview) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, The Crow), along with Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn) and Poncho Moler (31, American Fright Fest, 3 From Hell), as well as Sky Elobar, Caleb Thomas, Madison Russ, Cy Creamer, Jimothy Beckholt, Nate Chaney, Patrick Ryan, Justin Mabry, Matt O’Neill, and Jaime Gallagher.
The makeup effects team includes Justin Mabry (sculptor of the Michael Myers mask in Halloween 2018 and co-owner of Trick or Treat Studios), Chris Gallaher (Vice, Fear the Walking Dead, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Passion of the Christ), and Erik Porn (Pineapple Express, Scream Queens, American Horror Story).
The film is produced by Courtney Gains alongside Matt O’Neill and executive produced by Tony Todd, James Claeys (of Local Boogeyman Productions), Justin Mabry (of Trick or Treat Studios), Lindsey Kowalski, Ben Scrivens (of Fright Rags), Johnny Cooper, Nick Ford, and Brandon Cooper. This is the first production financed by Local Boogeyman Productions.
Candy Corn will be released on Blu-ray and VOD on September 17.
You can watch the official trailer for Candy Corn and see the new poster below.
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