On this day in horror history, director Jeff Lieberman’s Halloween horror-comedy Satan’s Little Helper with Katheryn Winnick and Amanda Plummer was unleashed on audiences in 2004.
It was the Squirm, Blue Sunshine, and Just Before Dawn director’s first film in 17 years, following Remote Control. The film was praised by reviewers for its satire, comedy, and characterization and was listed on Rolling Stone’s 13 Terrifying Horror Movies You Can’t Unsee.
It is streaming on Shudder as we speak. Read our review right over HERE.
Rated R for violence/gore, some sexual content, and language, the fun little flick takes place on the afternoon of Halloween when Douglas Whooly dons his costume in expectation of a fun-filled night. But, when he hears that his beloved sister, Jenna, has found herself a boyfriend, he throws a tantrum and flees the house. Douglas befriends a man in a devil costume and helps him decorate his lawn with fake corpses. Unfortunately for Douglas and his family, the corpses — much like the murders that will punctuate the evening to come — are all too real.
It’s written and directed by Lieberman who also produced with Mickey McDonough, Isen Robbins, and Aimee Schoof. Universal unleashed the flick on the Tribeca Film Festival on May 6, 2004.