Midnight Releasing’s Brain Damage Films label whisks us back to 1989 and the Halloween midnight screening of Sleepover Slaughterhouse, Part 3, which is just part of the fun with director Josh Hasty’s creepy Honeyspider. It will be heading to DVD on Oct. 13 … just in time for some home entertainment Halloween-season viewing fun for genre-fans.
The focus of attention of this horror tale is Jackie Blue (Mariah Brown in her film debut), a college student who earns some extra scratch by working at the local movie theatre. The theatre just happens to be having its annual midnight “Halloween Horrorthon” and she’s working the midnight shift … on her birthday no less!
If the truth be known, our girl Jackie is down in the dumps and celebrating both Halloween and her birthday are the things least on her mind this autumn evening. Her parents are going through a messy divorce, her college professor (played by Frank J. Aard — April Fool's Day, Horror Story) has been extra creepy of late and someone has left her a surprise in her car … and a tarantula too!
As the evening progresses it isn’t long before Jackie becomes ill, something just isn’t right tonight. Is she hallucinating? Is there really someone moving throughout the darkened theatre knifing the paying customers to death? As her unease grows, she becomes physically ill and starts vomiting up spiders; big hairy tarantulas actually.
She must be going insane, right? Is it all an illusion? Has Professor Lynch slipped her something? Is the masked killer coming for her? Relax, sit back and enjoy Honeyspider and all will become clear by the closing credits of Sleepover Slaughterhouse, Part 3.
Bonus features include two commentary options — one featureing director Josh Hasty and the second from writer/producer Kenny Caperton — and the music video titled, “The Ghost in You.”