Hayride, written and directed by Terron Parsons, recently enjoyed a successful premiere at Mobile’s Crescent Theatre.
The film stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down) and tells the story of a young man returning home for Halloween, only to discover that his family’s haunted hayride has been adopted as the hiding spot for an escaped psychopath.
The killer, Guffin, is played by Parson’s childhood friend, Shannon Box. According to an interview on al.com (an Alabama news and culture site), when both men were 14 Box had told Parsons that, if he ever made a horror film, he wanted to play the killer. Seems the director was more than happy to grant that particular childhood wish.
In the interview, Parsons says that Hayride places a greater emphasis on character than do most Slashers. I’m glad to hear it; that’s the kind of approach more makers of Slasher films should adopt, and one some of my favorite indie Slasher films, like Jacob and Baby Blues, have used.
Check the trailer for Hayride below and read the full interview on al.com