Despite its low budget, a mostly no-name cast, and age, many fans out there still find John Carpenter's original masterpiece Halloween to be one of the best film's our genre has ever seen; and we completely agree. Filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton certainly feel the same way as they've made a prequel of sorts to that film and not Zombie's. Ever wonder what led up to Judith Myer's staying home that fateful evening? Get ready to experience one fan's rendition of that sliver of backstory.
It was last May when we first learned about a short film called "Judith" that was being written by Kenny Caperton, creator of The Myers House NC, a life-size replica of the infamous Michael Myers house from John Carpenter's Halloween. At that time "Judith"'s director, Josh Hasty, informed us that they hoped to begin filming in September at The Myers House. Apparently sometimes things do go according to plan as we heard from Caperton today, who informed us shooting would be under way in a couple of weeks.
Here at Dread Central we're always on the lookout for interesting sounding indie projects, so we were intrigued by an email we received today from Josh Hasty, a filmmaker from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is currently wrapping up production on his first feature film titled A Mannequin in Static.