Horror fans rejoice: 2014 indie horror flick “Honeyspider” recently got picked up for distribution by Maxim Media. The independent DVD label currently features gems like “The Afflicted,” and “Dead of the Nite,” with “Honeyspider” slated for a Fall 2015 release. Just in time for Halloween! Set on Halloween, 1989, “Honeyspider” follows Jackie Blue (Mariah Brown) as October 31, also her birthday, evolves into a surreal nightmare. It’s a delightful 70’s-80’s horror throwback, with a lovely mix of slasher elements and comedy. Much of the film was shot in North Carolina, including scenes at Greensboro’s retro movie theatre The Gem, and the famed Myers House.
“Honeyspider” enjoyed a steady theatrical run, which included a double-header alongside Vincent Price’s “House on Haunted Hill” at the Raleigh Road Drive In. Indie and micro-budget horror flicks have flourished lately, a positive cinema trend. David Robert Mitchell’s inventive and fresh “It Follows” saw huge box-office success, an increasing feat for indie productions. The amazing “WolfCop” from director Lowell Dean received such a strong critical and audience reception that a sequel is already in the works. At Tribeca, one of the most well received films was “Applesauce,” an independent thriller.
It’s wonderful to see such strong support for indie creations, proving that creativity has the potential to trump big budgets. Stay tuned for the official “Honeyspider” release this Fall. Are you loving the recent surge of successful independent horror flicks? Have a film we missed? Comment below or let us know on Twitter!