Candy Land is set to make its East Coast Premiere as the opening film for New York City Horror Film Festival on December 1. Writer/director John Swab’s (Ida Red) Candy Land will open the 20th edition of the festival which runs December 1 to 4, 2022. Stars Olivia Luccardi (It Follows) and Owen Campbell (X) will be attending the NYC screening.
Candy Land follows religious cult disciple Remy, who stumbles upon a rag-tag group of truck stop sex workers who take her under their wing. As Remy immerses herself in this new underground world, her true colors are revealed in a way that neither her former nor new family could have ever imagined. Take a sneak peek at an exclusive Candy Land clip below ahead of its NYCHFF run.
The Candy Land cast also features Sam Quartin (Body Brokers), Eden Brolin (Yellowstone), Virginia Rand (I Am Fear), Guinevere Turner (American Psycho) and William Baldwin (The Purge).
Candy Land will be in great company with over 50 films from around the world screening at the fest. For this edition, classic screen bogeyman Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) will be receiving the fest’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Virtual screenings will also be available for most of the festival's movies, available one day after each live screening. VIP passes and tickets are on sale now.
The NYC Horror Film Festival is the brainchild of founder Michael J. Hein, who created the festival in 2001 as a venue for new independent horror filmmaking. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the festival will continue its Lifetime Achievement Award that honors the scare masters of horror. George Romero was the first recipient, followed by Tom Savini, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Mick Garris, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Bill Lustig, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Lloyd Kaufman, Angus Scrimm, Sean Cunningham, Adrienne Barbeau, Brad Dourif, Tony Todd and Greg Nicotero.
For more information about the NYC Horror Film Festival and to purchase passes and tickets, please go to www.nychorrorfest.com