Doug Jones is no stranger to horror, but he often plays either a heroic or at least neutral character, often under heavy makeup and prosthetics. For the short film “The Candy Shop”, he steps out from behind the makeup and into a role of pure evil.
Shot in Atlanta, home city to production company Whitestone Pictures, “The Candy Shop” is a 30-minute fairytale/parable about the child sex trade. According to Whitestone, over 500 children a month are trafficked into Atlanta, making it the top city in this country for the child sex trade.
Director Brandon McCormick spins the tale of a candy shop in a time resembling the 1930’s where a candyman (Jones) lures little girls into The Candy Shop…and they don’t come out.
The official trailer for the short was released this week, and we have it below. The full film is due to be released in November. Look for more about “The Candy Shop” in the future here on Dread Central. In the meantime check out the official “The Candy Shop” website and find out what you can do to STOP The Candy Shop!
– Mr. Dark
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