Dread Has Exciting Week With Announcement of CANDY CORN and RED LETTER DAY
I’ve been preaching about Dread for a while. Sure, maybe not every title is your jam but you are guaranteed to find something that you will love. Whether it’s the incredible doc To Hell and Back about the horror icon Kane Hodder, the brilliant sci-fi Imitation Girl, the wonderfully weird Director’s Cut or Anthony DiBlasi’s genrebending Extremity, they are covering an eclectic and colorful range of horror and fringe films and it’s one of the most exciting labels to watch.
This week brought about not ONE but TWO exciting new announcements from Dread. First, they already teased their Fall release of a new Halloween-themed flick entitled Candy Corn, starring PJ Soles and Tony Todd and looks to be aimed straight for the heart of any genre fans. Check out this synopsis below and get excited (like we need to tell you that) for Halloween.
“It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular”. Meanwhile, a group of local bullies are planning their annual public hazing of Jacob, but this year things go too far.“
The excitement doesn’t end there. They have also announced Red Letter Day, a new Canadian horror film from director Cameron Macgowan with his feature debut. Promising a nasty streak of violence, Red Letter Day sees a group of suburbanites and their neighborhood thrown into chaos by the appearance of strange red letters.
“A typically quiet suburban community descends into chaos and paranoia after the delivery of mysterious red letters containing deadly instructions.“
If we’ve learned anything, it’s that Canadians make some of the best horror movies ever made and we’re excited to see what Macgowan does with this zany set of mayhem. Red Letter Day is headed to Cannes alongside other new acquisitions Hoax, They’re Inside and Assassinaut, which are all also super fun titles to look forward to. Keep your eyes peeled for more from Dread as they continue to kill it!