Honeyspider, a cult throwback horror feature film from indie filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton, will premiere on October 18th 2014 at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina, where a portion of the film was shot. The theatre 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 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!
Honeyspider is written and produced by Kenny Caperton (owner of the infamous Myers House NC) and directed by Josh Hasty (A Mannequin in Static) of Paramount Scope. The film stars Frank Aard (April Fool’s Day remake), Joan Schuermeyer (Zombieland and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II), 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 Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash album.
In addition to the double feature screenings, Honeyspider will also be hitting the film festival circuit in search of distribution later this Fall. For more information, check out the film’s official website at www.honeyspidermovie.com and visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/honeyspidermovie.
“Let the blood of the dead inside!!!”