Evil puppets are always good for a laugh and a scare at the same time, and the upcoming release Devil’s Junction: Handy-Dandy’s Revenge fully commits itself to the concept.
Back in the 1960s a puppeteer and magician named Mister Jolly was the star of a local television station in Detroit. That was many decades ago, and the station is no longer in operation, with its windows boarded up. The property is eventually bought by a man named Richard who wants to bulldoze it and build condos. Only problem is, he never ran that plan past Mister Jolly…who never truly left that building.
Suffice to say Mister Jolly is not a fan of Richard, and when his son sneaks onto the property to entertain his friends, he sees the perfect opportunity for revenge. The four teens are now trapped in the abandonded studio, where they are hunted by Jolly and his wisecracking wooden minions.
Devil’s Junction: Handy-Dandy’s Revenge stars Bill Moseley (Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, 3 From Hell), Bill Oberst, Jr. (3 From Hell, Death House), Jake Red, Cody Cameron, Arthur Marroquin, Danni Spring, Kyle Anderson and Katelynn Newberry. It was directed by Jeff Broadstreet, and it will have a handful of select screenings in the LA area on October 19 and 19, followed by a wide VOD release November 5.
Returning to the abandoned Detroit television station where they once delighted a generation of children viewers, master puppeteer Mister Jolly re-incarnates his minion puppets for a final performance to settle an old score with Richard. The rare blood moon casts an ominous glow as Mr Jolly unleashes his puppets, lead by the infamous Handy Dandy to seek his revenge. Further complicating Richard’s dilemma is the unexpected arrival to the Studio of his son Steffen and his friends. The group become entangled in the thrilling pursuit by Mr Jolly and Handy Dandy through the annuls of the old studio building. They soon realize that they are in a new version of “Mister Jolly and the Handy Dandy Show” -where pain is the game!