Deadline has shared our first look at Candy Land (above), an upcoming horror thriller written and directed by John Swab (Ida Red).
Quiver Distribution just acquired North American rights to the film, which follows “Remy, a seemingly naive and devout young woman, who finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself in the underground world of truck stop sex workers a.k.a. ‘lot lizards,’ courtesy of her hosts, Sadie, Riley, Liv, and Levi.
“Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, Nora, and enigmatic local lawman, Sheriff Rex, Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the lot lizard code to find her true calling in life.”
Olivia Luccardi (It Follows) stars as Remy in Candy Land. The cast also includes Guinevere Turner (American Psycho), Owen Campbell (X), Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Virginia Rand, and Billy Baldwin.
“Candy Land is my first venture into the horror genre,” Swab told Deadline. “While it’s more of a traditional slasher film, we wanted it to have no boundaries and push the limits.”
Candy Land releases in theatres and on demand in the U.S. on January 6th, 2023.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)