Tom Holland, not the young actor who plays the new Spider-Man but the famed horror film writer/director, is returning behind the camera for the new feature “Rock Paper Dead”.
Holland first broke out in the mid-1980s as the writer of cult films like the underrated “Psycho II,” “Cloak and Dagger” and “Class of 1984”. He jumped to directing in 1985 and delivered two of the decade’s most famous terror tales – “Fright Night” and “Child’s Play”. He also tackled Stephen King adaptations “The Langoliers” and “Thinner” but has mostly stuck to shorts or TV over the past twenty years.
Now he’s slated to direct this story which follows Peter Harris, aka. The Doll Maker, a serial killer who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state hospital for the criminally insane.
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 that rekindles old desires that always have ended in murder.
Writer Victor Miller, make-up effects guru Vincent Guastini and composer Harry Manfredini are all involved in the project which begins production next month for a 2017 release. Amy Williams, Miller and Kerry Fleming will produce.
Guastini will produce a line of serial killer-inspired dolls and masks based on the film that will be part of a line of film-inspired merchandise items available in stores for Halloween 2017.