Teens Take a Hayride to Hell in New Slasher

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With Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s a safe bet that lots of you will be taking some haunted hayrides this season. Luckily for slasher fans, this group of kids is doing so and coming back in pieces. Read on for the first stills and artwork from Hayride.

From the Press Release
Acort International, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has just secured the recently completed horror film Hayride for world-wide distribution. Distribution plans are currently in consideration and will include a North American DVD release, cable/satellite/internet VOD run, and a limited theatrical as well as being showcased at this year’s 2012 American Film Market.

Hayride was filmed in Southern Alabama and is loosely based on the childhood experiences of the director, whose family used to have an annual haunted hayride attraction. The cast includes Mississippi native Sherri Eakin, who is no stranger to independent horror movies, Jeremy Ivy, and veteran actor Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop; Black Hawk Down; Me, Myself & Irene). The film follows a college student returning home for Halloween who is forced to face his childhood fears when an escaped killer takes refuge in his family’s haunted hayride attraction. The phrase coined for the film, which has also become its tagline, is “Southern Fried Horror.”

Writer/director Terron R. Parsons got his start producing commercials and has been writing since a very young age. Parsons and co-producer Thomas Hatchett came up with the idea of writing a story based around the old haunted hayride one Halloween night while talking about what they would like to see in a next level slasher movie. Fellow Southerner and veteran actor Richard Tyson agreed to be in the film after Parsons reached out and shared the basic vision for the film, and production took place fall 2011. Completed summer 2012, Hayride will be a showcase title for Acort at the upcoming AFM.

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