Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?

Co-directed by Scott Hansen (The Possession Experiment) and Desiree Connell, based on the latter’s screenplay, the Digital Thunderdome production stars Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of Slipknot), Zach Galligan (Hatchet 3; The Chair; Gremlins), Derek Russo, Ryan Kiser (The Dawn; House of Manson), Kenneth Trujillo, Mike Milligan, Haley Nicole Leary, Bill Pacer and Alexandra Lucchesi.

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Bad Candy hooks you with the cool vibes of DJ Chilly Billy and then quickly takes you to a dark place with a “sweet kick in the face.” Fierce and bloody deaths complimented by a sinister haunting soundtrack. I found myself anywhere from bobbing my head while watching to wanting to call my dr. and get screened for schizophrenia. Cinematography that really uplifts the story telling and takes it to the next level. One of the best horror films I have seen as of late. I could see them making POP figures of your character. Great job all around, this genra THANKS YOU for your contribution."  - Tyler Darkow


"Horror anthologies are as popular as ever, which makes it difficult to stand out, but Digital Thunderdome’s Bad Candy is a true late-night horror fan’s anthology. Hence its widespread popularity at a plethora of film festivals."



Scott Hansen & Desiree Connell started Digital Thunderdome in 2013 with a passion for telling stories.

In 2014, the team produced Until It Hurts, a documentary film about a piece of art commemorating fallen Navy Seals and how it has influenced a community. The film features Navy Seal Dave Hall and Wounded Wear founder, Jason Redman. The film went to be accepted to film festivals across the USA and won best feature film at Cayfest in 2016 and got world wide distribution.

In 2016, Digital Thunderdome created The Possession Experiment which sold to EONE/Momentum Pictures for domestic and CMG for international distribution and was sold to 35 countries abroad. It also debuted in the top 10 in horror on iTunes for three weeks. The film begins when a theology student uses a fundraising campaign to attempt to prove if demons exist.The film stars horror icon Bill Moseley (The Devils's Rejects), Greg Travis ( Starship Troopers), and Mark Joy (Dogma). The film was also sold to HULU for a 3 year TV deal.

Also In 2016 Scott jumped into the producers chair and made the feature film “Bully” starring Danny Trejo, Vincent Pastore and Ron Canada along with Disney star Tucker Albrizzi. The film landed a deal with Gravitas.

In 2019 Scott and Desiree began production on a Halloween themed movie called "Bad Candy" starring Zach Galligan (Gremlins) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot). Desiree an avid producer herself co-directed this dark comedy fun Halloween ride that "Bad Candy" became.



Zach Galligan 

Graduated from Columbia University. His mother, Carol Wolfe Galligan, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in New York. His late father, Arthur Galligan, was a founding partner in Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, in Washington. Zach is famous for the movie Gremlins and Gremlins 2 as well as Waxwork. 


Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Corey Todd Taylor. He is an actor, known for Resident Evil (2002), Rollerball (2002) and Final Fight: Streetwise (2006). Taylor signed onto the role with Digital Thunderdome after reading the script for Bad Candy. Ultra famous for his work with the band SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey has been tapping his acting and producing roots as of late. 


Derek Russo

SAG-Aftra actor, stunt man, and voice actor moved to Atlanta from Miami in August 2015.

It is my sincere belief that the majority of talented people in this world fall somewhere between "fairly unknown" and "completely unknown". I believe that the more that we--the talented unknowns--work with each other....the better it is for all of us.

Former Marine, former college and Minor-League football player, former model & exotic dancer turned comedian/entertainer......the All-American dream, right?


Michael Aaron Milligan

Michael Aaron Milligan is a SAG-AFTRA actor, stunt performer, and producer. He was born July 18, 1980 in Victoria, TX. His family moved to Sunnyvale, CA where he grew up until moving to the south at age 13. Michael excelled at being the class clown at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, GA. Mike signed onto Bad Candy in 2019.


Hayley Leary

Haley Leary is an actress and writer, known for Playtime's Over (2019), Sustained (2017) and Bad Candy (2020).


Riley Sutton

Riley Sutton is an actress, known for Bad Candy (2020), Satisfaction (2014) and 9Realms: Angel of Death (2019). After an extensive auditioning process Riley won the role of "Kyra” in Bad Candy.