Actress Daisy McCrackin – known for her role as Donna in Halloween: Resurrection – endured her own real life nightmare after being kidnapped along with actor Joseph Capone. This sounds like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but this is far from fiction.
An indictment filled on June 18 rehashes the tale of torture, extortion and true horror that took place back in 2017.
The crime unfolded after three kidnappers successfully stole McCrackin’s car and invaded her home in Los Angeles on May 3. Once inside, they reportedly attacked Capone and pistol-whipped him. Investigators working on the scene reported a trail of Capone’s blood at the home according to NBC News.
The three attackers proceeded to place black hoods over the heads of both McCrackin and Capone and on May 4, relocated Capone to one of the kidnapper’s home in Compton. From there they stripped him of clothes, threw him in a bathtub for 30 hours without food and subjected him to torture.
The allegation notes that Capone’s tongue was disabled by a cut, an eye was gouged, and his ear, nose and lip were also cut. There is also believed to have been a point where Capone tried to help McCrackin and was, “beat, punched, and kicked” as punishment, according to the BBC News.
According to Oxygen and an indictment statement, one of the perpetrators “did unlawfully and maliciously deprive Joseph Capone of a member of the body and did disable, disfigure and render it useless.”
While this was happening to Capone, McCrackin was being driven around from bank to bank. Her attackers hoped to extort money from her bank accounts. At one point, McCrackin did withdraw $100 and gave it to her captives.
Eventually, the three forced McCrackin to write a $10,000 check for Capone’s release. They also forged a fake registration document for her Lexus that stated McCrackin had signed over the car to them.
Once the bank trips were finished, the kidnappers – along with McCrackin – returned to her home in Los Angeles. Somehow, she was able to flee from her captives and notify the police.
The offenders received 17 felony accounts – according to USA Today – that include kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, mayhem, conspiracy, and attempt to sell methamphetamine. All three are facing life in prison.
A pretrial hearing is set for July 23.
‘Candy Land’ Trailer Reveals a Truck Stop Sex Worker Grindhouse Slasher
Candy Land gives us a huge helping of Grindhouse horror in the form of a slasher. The Quiver Distribution picture focuses on a group of truck stop sex workers, some religious zealots, and mixes in some good ole’ blood and guts. We are a fan of the empowered decayed at the edges approach that the filmmaker is taking with this one.
The synopsis for Candy Land is as follows:
“Candy Land follows Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows), a seemingly naive and devout young woman, who finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers a.k.a. “lot lizards,” courtesy of her hosts, Sadie (Sam Quartin, Body Brokers), Riley (Eden Brolin, “Yellowstone”), Liv (Virginia Rand) and Levi (Owen Campbell, X). Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, Nora (Guinevere Turner, American Psycho), and enigmatic local lawman, Sheriff Rex (William Baldwin, The Squid and the Whale), Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the lot lizard code to find her true calling in life.“
It stars Olivia Luccardi, Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Owen Campbell, Virginia Rand, Guinevere Turner and William Baldwin.
Candy Land arrives in theaters and on digital beginning January 6.
Netflix’s Troll Poster Unveils a Bloodthirsty Creature
Netflix’s Troll arrives on the first of December. This is a huge one for the streaming platform. Director, Roar Uthaug (Cold Prey, The Wave) is back with his latest incredibly visionary film. And to be honest it’s nice that Netflix is dropping a big-budget film instead of going full-on series again. Sometimes a film is bite-sized and perfect enough.
“An idea that has been developing in the back of my mind for over 20 years. To finally be able to realize it with the enthusiastic and ambitious people at Netflix and Motion Blur is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to unleash this Norwegian monster on the world.“ Uthaug said.
The synopsis for Troll goes like this:
When an ancient troll is awakened in a Norwegian mountain, a ragtag group of heroes must come together to try and stop it from wreaking deadly havoc.
Troll arrives on December 1.
‘Scream’s’ Melissa Barrera Stars in Pregnancy Horror Trailer for ‘Bed Rest’
Scream’s Melissa Barrera is getting a little side horror in while we wait for Scream 6. Bed Rest looks to make pregnancy a whole lot scarier than it already is with a very Rosemary’s Baby-like approach. Is everything in her head or is it really happening? Will anyone believe her? The truest form of horror is nobody else believing or seeing a thing real thing that is happening solely to you.
The synopsis for Bed Rest goes like this:
After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Melissa Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints. Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past, and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.
Bed Rest arrives exclusively on Tubi beginning December 7.