Trent and his best bud Joey move to a small town to escape the shadow of his serial killer father. But right after they roll up, everything goes to pot as the bodies pile up and they must weed out suspects and smoke out the killer. He who has the weed has the power in Halloweed! We have the first trailer, three new posters and a photo gallery from this decidedly different kind of halloween horror movie.
Halloweed arrives from Screen Media Films, with the DVD release date set for November 8, 2016. Today, Screen Media announced the filmmaking team of Roberto Rosario, Jr. and Jayson Bernard, who produced the film under their J&R Productions banner.
Halloweed is a comedy/stoner/slasher/mystery genre hybrid, starring Simon Rex, Shannon Brown, Jim O'Heir, Michelle Mueller , Jayson Bernard, Ray Wise, Jason Mewes, Deje Dee, Lester Speight, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore, and will be released on all VOD platforms and Cable On Demand by Screen Media Films on October 18, 2016, as previously announced. says Bernard.
"Halloweed is an homage to the slasher horror films I grew up with combined with the fun of buddy comedies and stoner films, with a bit of classic John Waters inspired twisted humor added to the mix. Roberto and I had been looking for a comedy to produce as our first feature for J&R Productions, and when the project came our way, we knew this was the one," he added."
In "Halloweed," Trent Modine and his goof-ball step brother Joey, try to escape the infamy that comes from having a serial killer, The Candy Corn Killer, for a father (Tom Sizemore). Seeking a new start, they find refuge in the small town of Mooseheart. It does not take long before the besmirched family name catches up to them. Joey, a free spirited stoner, and Trent, a love sick pessimist, look like the main suspects after a string of murders, similar to a rash of killings 20 years earlier, coincidentally begins just as they arrive in town. It is a race against time because a slash-happy killer clown on the loose and the bodies are piling up! Said Rosario, Jr. about this unique hybrid movie.
"Jayson and I formed J&R Productions in Chicago and moved to California to set up shot when we started production on Halloweed. We have the best of both worlds now, with access to the immense pool of talent LA has to offer in front of and behind the camera, plus our longstanding relationships with the talented people in Chicago. We are thrilled that Screen Media Films is getting Halloweed out in such a big way."
Screen Media Films' "Halloweed," from J&R Productions, Summer House Pictures and Two 9 Productions was directed by LazRael Lison, and written by Dale Zawada based on a story by Michael Bussan. Rosario executive produced, and Bernard produced the film, along with producers Tatiana Chekhova,
Jamie Trent, and Lison. Take a look at the first footage and a whole lot more. Then get ready for one laid back, yet incredibly bloody Halloween!