‘Benny Loves You’ Trailer Puts Spotlight On Dark Toy Story

A new horror movie that hits theaters next month may make you look at that old, moth-eaten teddy bear tossed in the back of your closet in a whole new light.

Benny Loves You–from filmmaker/actor Karl Holt–tells the harrowing tale of a childhood toy with a murderous mind of its own, as reported by collider.com.

The film is slated for theatrical release May 7, and will be available on-demand May 11 and in a Blu-ray version June 8. But you can get a sneak peek in the video below.

The movie–with the ominous tag line, “Don’t throw him out”–starts innocently enough. Jack (Holt) receives a red, plush stuffed toy when he’s a young boy, a gift he holds onto into adulthood–when he decides to make some changes in his life.

After the accidental death of his parents, Jack wants to sell the family house and, in so doing, throws out his childhood belongings. Including his plush toy, Benny. Bad move, Jack.

Turns out Benny doesn’t appreciate being tossed aside, and decides to do something about it. With the help of a very sharp knife. What follows isn’t pretty.

Holt–whose horror resume includes Unearthed (part of last year’s The Pandemic Anthology and 2011’s Negative Image–wrote, directed and starred in Benny Loves You.

The rest of the cast includes Claire Cartwright (Souljacker) as Dawn, David Wayman (The Dead Inside) as Phil, Greg Barnett (Messalina’s Offer) as David, Anthony Styles (Ripper) as the bad cop, Darren Benedict (Harlot) as the good cop and Lydia Hourihan (Affected) as Tara.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Benny Loves You.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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