Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) has joined on to direct Rock Paper Dead, a new horror film that will be written by Victor Miller (Friday the 13th) and composed by Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th). Special makeup effects will be handled by Vincent Guastini (Requiem For a Dream), who will also be designing several Halloween masks that will be made into purchasable merchandise, according to Deadline.
The site writes that the film is about, “…a serial killer, Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until the lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision — one that rekindles old desires that have always ended in murder.”
On top of Halloween masks, there will also be several dolls created by Guastini, which will also be part of the merchandise push around the film’s release.
Produced by Amy Williams, Rock Paper Dead has a tentative release date of Halloween 2017.