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Exclusive red-band trailer opens up the sexual nightmare of “THE SPECIAL”

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Imagine “Dick in a Box” reconceived as a horror flick, or (as the poster puts it) “FATAL ATTRACTION meets THE BLOB,” and you’ve got THE SPECIAL, coming (ahem) next month.

Red Hound Films releases THE SPECIAL on all major cable/satellite/Internet VOD platforms October 13. Directed by B. Harrison Smith (DEATH HOUSE) from a script by Mark Steensland and James Newman, it stars Davy Raphaely, Sarah French, Dave Sheridan (SCARY MOVIE), Doug Henderson and Susan Moses. The synopsis: “Suspecting his wife of infidelity, Jerry [Raphaely] is convinced to cheat back by his best friend who takes him to a mysterious brothel for ‘The Special.’ But everything has a price, and Jerry’s night of pleasure sets off a dark chain of events as he spirals into obsession–because once you’ve had ‘The Special,’ you can’t go back to the ordinary.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.