Farmer Strikes Back in Horror Tale Hayride to Hell Image

Hayride To Hell, a new horror film from producer/director Dan Lantz, has started production in exurban and rural Southeastern Pennsylvania. In the film, a farmer takes his revenge in grand fashion on the unscrupulous town folk who try to steal his farm.

An original, darkly comic, gruesome revenge story written by Bob Lange and Kristina Chadwick, the film stars horror stalwarts Kane Hodder as Sheriff Jubell (Friday The 13th Part VII: New Blood) and Bill Moseley as Farmer Sam (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; Carnivàle). Hayride To Hell will shoot on location in the exurban farmland west of Philadelphia, PA between now and the end of the month.

Bill Moseley

“…a farmer takes his revenge in grand fashion on the unscrupulous town folk who try to steal his farm.”

Director Lantz, who recently won two awards as “Best Director of an Action Film” and “Best Director of a Fantasy,” from the bi-monthly Best Actor and Director Awards-New York, feels lucky to be making his second film in the Keystone State. “First, Pennsylvania may not have cornered the market on creepy, but it sure has a strong minority stake. The locations are dark and brooding—Wyeth country. Second, Pennsylvania does have a tax incentive program and that money is certainly helping a modestly budgeted production punch above its weight. The program is under constant threat to be axed by the state, so I do not know what the future holds. I do hope they keep it as it keeps proud Pennsylvania filmmakers like me from heading to other states.

“It’s an unusual spot to be in, making one film while releasing another,” Lantz concludes. “A lucky spot to be sure. It’s sometimes hard to keep things straight. But it’s a great spot to be in as a parent: I have one child going out into the world and another in gestation.”

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