Provocative Horror-Thriller CANDY LAND Opens Jan. 6th – Trailer + Poster Debut

Written and Directed by John Swab

Starring Olivia Luccardi, Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Owen Campbell, Guinevere Turner, Virginia Rand and William Baldwin

Opens on January 6th on Digital and in Select Theaters

“A disturbing, horny, and unmissable new holiday horror classic.

A heart-wrenching tale about found family, survival, and love in a seemingly seedy place.”

– Mary Beth McAndrews, Dread Central

“A visceral triumph. Lands on just the right side of exploitation sleaze.”

– Ben Robins, HeyUGuys

“Candy Land deserves to be the next cult horror breakout movie.”

– Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News 

“A raucous slasher which takes the viewer for a walk on the wild side.”

–  Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia


Candy Land follows Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows), a seemingly naive and devout young woman, who finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers a.k.a. “lot lizards,” courtesy of her hosts, Sadie (Sam Quartin, Body Brokers), Riley (Eden Brolin, “Yellowstone”), Liv (Virginia Rand) and Levi (Owen Campbell, X). Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, Nora (Guinevere Turner, American Psycho), and enigmatic local lawman, Sheriff Rex (William Baldwin, The Squid and the Whale), Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the lot lizard code to find her true calling in life.

About the Director

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Swab’s films are based upon prevalent themes from his life, including addiction, abuse, crime and redemption: Candy Land, a provocative horror/thriller set in the underground world of truck stop sex workers; Little Dixie, an action/thriller starring Frank Grillo set for release via Paramount; Ida Red, an action/thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Frank Grillo and Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo, which world premiered at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival; Body Brokers, an expose about the predatory drug addiction treatment business, starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Frank Grillo and Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo; Run with the Hunted, Woodstock Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film Winner, an action/thriller starring Ron Perlman, Dree Hemingway and Michael Carmen Pitt.

Director: John Swab

Screenwriter: John Swab

Starring: Olivia Luccardi, William Baldwin, Sam Quartin, Owen Campbell, Virginia Rand, Guinevere Turner, Eden Brolin

Producers: Jeremy M. Rosen, John Swab

Executive Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Reiser

Cinematographer: Will Stone

Editors: John David Allen, Andrew Aaronson

Music Supervisor: Jeremy M. Rosen

Music by: David Sardy

Running Time: 93 min.

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