A cool indie horror flick caught our eye today by the name of HONEYSPIDER, from indie filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton. What exactly caught our eye? First off, it has a kickass poster featuring a carved pumpkin and a bloody knife; that's one hell of a combination! And then there's the fact that the film takes place during best time of year, Halloween! HONEYSPIDER is set in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue (Mariah Brown) as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her.
The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled to hit the festival circuit in search of distribution this Fall. Here's what it's about:
It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Halloween party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As the night unfolds, it becomes apparent that Jackie will get more excitement than she bargained for on her birthday this year. The murder that plays out on the silver screen becomes an ominous parallel to reality, as Jackie falls under a strange spell while everyone around her is turning up dead. All the while, a mysterious stranger watches over Jackie’s every move as she succumbs to hallucinations and slowly unravels. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!
The film is written and produced by Kenny Caperton (owner of the infamous Myers House NC) and directed by Josh Hasty (A MANNEQUIN IN STATIC) of Black House Capital. The film stars Frank Aard (APRIL FOOLS DAY), Joan Schuermeyer (ZOMBIE LAND, HALLOWEEN 2), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills (BOMBSHELL BLOODBATH) and newcomer Mariah Brown. Check out the stills and poster below!