Trailer: Monster Masks and Halloween Horror in “HONEYSPIDER”News Samuel Zimmerman
This past spring, FANGORIA highlighted indie psychothriller HONEYSPIDER, a 1989-set Halloween-centric horror named after a Smashing Pumpkins song, which had won the approval of and song use from Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan. As the film’s focal holiday draws near, the trailer has debuted and a lo-fi creeper seems to be in order.
In HONEYSPIDER, “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!”
HONEYSPIDER is written and produced by Kenny Caperton and directed by Josh Hasty. The film will see three screenings this month: The Myers House in North Carolina on October 18th; The Murphy Theater in Wilmington, Ohio on Halloween; and the Raleigh Road Drive-In in Henderson, North Carolina on November 1st. For details and ticket info, visit the official HONEYSPIDER site.