Halloween comes early this year, as Josh Hasty's feature film, Candy Corn, is coming to select US cinemas on September 13th and releasing on VOD/Blu-ray September 17th courtesy of Epic Pictures and DREAD Presents.
Check out the film's trailer and Blu-ray cover art below.
"It’s Halloween weekend and a group of bullies are planning their annual hazing on local outcast, Jacob Atkins. When they take things too far, he’s resurrected to seek revenge against those that wronged him."
Written and directed by Josh Hasty (In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn), Candy Corn features a genre icon-filled cast, including P.J. Soles (Halloween), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), Tony Todd (Candyman), Pancho Moler (3 from Hell), Sky Elobar (The Greasy Strangler), Caleb Thomas (The Terror of Hallow's Eve), Lovlee Carroll (Anabolic Life), Matt O'Neill (Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper), and introducing Nate Chaney.
Produced by Josh Hasty, Courtney Gains and Matt O’Neill alongside executive producers Tony Todd, James Claeys (Local Boogeyman Productions) Justin Mabry (Trick or Treat Studios), Lindsey Kowalski, Benjamin Scrivens (Fright Rags), and Johnny Cooper. Candy Corn is the first production financed by Local Boogeyman Productions.
The award-winning SFX make-up team includes Justin Mabry (sculptor of the Michael Myers mask in the 2018 Halloween and co-owner of Trick or Treat Studios), Chris Gallaher ("Vice", "Fear the Walking Dead") and Erik Porn ("Scream Queens", "American Horror Story"). Additional accredited effects team includes Russ Lukich (Hellboy 1 & 2, Jurassic Park III) and Emmy nominee, Dave Hartman ("Transformers: Prime", Bubba Ho-Tep) with costume design by Cody Varona (wardrobe designer to stars, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Guns ‘n’ Roses).
The Blu-ray special features include:
"One Piece at a Time – The Making of Josh Hasty’s Candy Corn"
“In the Director’s Chair” – Interview with Director Josh Hasty
Director’s Audio Commentary