HONEYSPIDER, a cult throwback horror feature film from indie filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton, will premiere on October 18th at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina, where a portion of the film was shot. The theater is hosting a horror night double feature also including George A Romero’s zombie classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD from 1968. The film is also screening at a Drive-In in Henderson, NC with the original HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL starring Vincent Price, as well as showing at the historic Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, OH with THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
HONEYSPIDER takes place in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. Soon she finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night! The trailer has made it's way online and we have it waiting for you below.
HONEYSPIDER is written and produced by Kenny Caperton and directed by Josh Hasty. The film stars Frank Aard (‘April Fool’s Day’ remake), Joan Schuermeyer (‘Zombieland’ and RZ’s ‘Halloween 2′), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills (‘Bombshell Bloodbath’) and newcomer Mariah Brown.
Billy Corgan of the iconic rock band The Smashing Pumpkins has generously given the filmmakers the rights to use one of his early SP tracks entitled “Honeyspider,” which inspired the name of the movie. The film will also feature music from legendary music producer and singer songwriter Gary S. Paxton, who arranged and produced the original Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers “Monster Mash” album.
"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 Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!"
In addition to the double showings HONEYSPIDER will also be hitting the film festival circuit in search of distribution later this Fall.