Our First Look At Tom Holland’s Latest – “Rock Paper Dead”

It is not over-emphasizing his career to call Tom Holland a genre legend.   As a director and writer, he has brought us some of the genre’s most iconic films and characters.   Fright Night (84), Child’s Play, Psycho II – he directed several episodes of Tales from the Crypt and Masters of Horror.   Like I said – a legend.

Tom has a new project locked and loaded – titled Rock Paper Dead – according to Deadline – it’s going to tell the following story:

“The film follows a serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after 20 years as a cured man. Once inside the old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until the lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision that rekindles old desires that have always ended in murder.”

A trailer has made its way to the Gruesome offices and I figured you were going to want to see it – behold!

Luke Macfarlane, Jennifer Titus, Michael Madsen, Tatum O’Neal, Anna Margaret, Gabrielle Stone, and Maureen McCormick all lend their talents while Tom Holland directs from a script written by Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller.

No firm release info yet but – you can head on over to the projects Facebook page where you will find all the latest – up to date info.


Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.