Watch Trailer for Dreads new movie The Hangman

Watch Trailer for Dreads new movie The Hangman

LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2024) – From Epic Pictures’ specialty horror label DREAD comes THE HANGMAN, a terrifying tale of the sinister secrets hiding in the hills of rural Appalachia. THE HANGMAN will have a limited theatrical run beginning May 31, and on June 4 the film will be available to rent or purchase on video-on-demand (VOD). The film will be available to pre-order on Apple iTunes beginning May 10.

THE HANGMAN is a DREAD original production, in association with Traverse Terror and executive produced by Cole Payne, fully financed from production to distribution by the independent studio.

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

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

The official synopsis for the film reads: To mend their troubled relationship, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, Leon, 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.

THE HANGMAN is directed by Bruce Wemple (Island Escape, First Contact, The Tomorrow Job) and written by Wemple and LeJon Woods. Starring LeJon Woods (The Tomorrow Job, Asteroid, The Marked), Lindsey Dresbach (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, A Professor’s Vengeance, Pitchfork). Vincent Conroy (The Christmas Venue, Island Escape, Ken Forsse: Come Dream With Me Tonight), Zach Wyles and Dan Booke serve as producers.

About Epic Pictures Group
Founded in 2007, Epic Pictures is an independent content studio with the mission of delivering the best-in-class genre entertainment “for fans, by fans.” Epic Pictures produces, finances, and distributes approximately twenty-thirty independent genre films a year. In 2013, the company established Epic Pictures Releasing which is its US focused distribution division. In 2017, Epic Pictures acquired the world’s most popular horror website, Dread Central, and launched its unique horror label, Dread, followed by its AVOD channel, DreadTV. In 2019, Epic Pictures started the horror gaming site, DreadXP, with a focus on editorial, reviews, podcasts, and original streaming content. In 2020, DreadXP began a video game production and publishing division in collaboration with some of the most innovative developers in the independent gaming space.