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“THE HANGMAN” gives you a new demon to Dread this month; trailer & poster

Monday, May 6, 2024 | News


The fearsome fiend emerges from the Appalachian mountains.

Epic Pictures’ Dread division is giving THE HANGMAN limited theatrical release beginning May 31, followed by a VOD debut June 4; it will be available for pre-order on iTunes May 10. The movie was directed by Bruce Wemple from a script he wrote with LeJon Woods, who also stars with Lindsey Dresbach, Richard Lounello, Jefferson Cox, Daniel Martin Berkey and Mar Cellus. The synopsis: “To mend their troubled relationship, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, Leon [Woods], takes his teenage son on a camping trip into deep rural Appalachia. Little do they know of the mountainous region’s sinister secrets. A local cult has summoned an evil demon born of hate and pain, known to them as The Hangman, and now the bodies have begun to pile up. Leon wakes up in the morning to discover that his son is missing. To find him, Leon must face the murderous cult and the bloodthirsty monster that is The Hangman.”

“We set out to tell a story about the lengths a father will go to get his son back,” Wemple says, “including coming face to face with a bloodthirsty demon raised from hell. We can’t wait for audiences to come along for the ride.”

Says Epic CEO Patrick Ewald, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to share our latest Dread Original, THE HANGMAN. Working with Bruce, Cole [Payne, executive producer], and LeJon has been a fantastic experience. In the horror abyss of THE HANGMAN, fear takes shape and nightmares find a new face.”


Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).