Written and directed by John Swab (Ida Red), the horror movie Candy Land has just been acquired by Quiver Distribution for domestic release, Deadline reports this afternoon.
The film will be released in theaters and on demand on January 6, 2023.
“Candy Land follows Remy (Olivia Luccardi), a seemingly naïve 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 (Sam Quartin), Riley (Eden Brolin), Liv (Virginia Rand) and Levi (Owen Campbell).
“Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, Nora (Guinevere Turner), and enigmatic local lawman, Sheriff Rex (Billy Baldwin), Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the lot lizard code to find her true calling in life.”
John Swab and Jeremy M. Rosen (Ida Red) produced the upcoming Candy Land, with Robert Ogden Barnum and Michael Reiser serving as executive producers.
“Candy Land is my first venture into the horror genre,” said Swab. “While it’s more of a traditional slasher film, we wanted it to have no boundaries and push the limits. I’m in love with this film and find it to be an authentic tale with the nostalgia of the great 90s cult cinema that inspired me; Bully, Scream, Welcome to the Dollhouse. In a world where people are afraid to take chances, this film and everyone who helped make it pulled no punches.”
“We are thrilled to partner with a fearless filmmaker like John Swab,” added Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents, Barry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman. “This stellar cast will subvert audience expectations and they won’t be able to look away.”