We’re all about supporting awesome horror projects, and when we were contacted regarding upcoming film HONEYSPIDER, we were instantly intrigued. With some beautiful artwork, and a dedicated social following before the film is even released, the team behind HONEYSPIDER are standing out from the crowd. There is a great deal of passion in what they’re doing, with the movie being described as “a cult throwback that pays homage to the classics, but also introduces original ideas to the genre.” 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 Fool’s Day’ remake), Joan Schuermeyer (‘Zombieland’ and Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween 2’), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills (‘Bombshell Bloodbath’) and newcomer Mariah Brown.
The film takes place 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. Kenny Caperton has been fascinated with all things Halloween since he was a little kid and grew up watching the 80’s slasher flicks on late night cable television, but the blank pale face of serial killer Michael Myers stuck with him the most. Kenny’s favorite film to this day is still the original 1978 HALLOWEEN. If you have some spare time, we highly recommend taking a look at the blog dedicated to ‘The Myers House’ – a reproduction of the infamous house built by Caperton. Click here, and prepare to be amazed.
The synopsis for HONEYSPIDER reads – “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 team behind the film have really got their fans involved in the process of making the film – releasing tons of behind the scenes material and previews. As such, we’ve learned that –
An entire wheelbarrow of real animal skulls were required
A large quantity of real spiders were present on set
There will be honey.
And because we all love a good horror mask, here’s two that are going to feature in the film.
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