Horror Film “Redhead” Premieres in Huntington to Packed House



HUNTINGTON, WV – On Monday, in the heart of downtown, the horror movie dynamic directorial duo of Sam and Johnna Hodge, unveiled their latest film, “Redhead” to an audience of more than 200 attendees.

The film premiered at Marquee Cinemas and featured a pre-showing red carpet event.

Sam Hodge, a Barboursville native who has directed three feature length films in as many years, stated how thankful he was at the reception Redhead received by fans.

“I couldn’t be more thankful for the love people showed “Redhead”, from hardcore horror fans to people who avoid scary movies. I’ve never heard such a wild and rowdy audience. They were all involved and very vocal,” Hodge said.

“We did have a couple of patrons who got grossed out before the opening credits who left, but that is kind of a compliment,” he said.


The film stars Sam’s wife, director and actor Johnna Hodge, who plays the lead role of Autumn Blacksmith, a widow who engages in a relentless revenge binge after witnessing the brutal murder of her husband.

Johnna Hodge, who also co-directed the film, stated how exciting it was to hear the audience react to various scenes throughout the movie.

“You could hear cheers of enjoyment all around and even some saying they were going to vomit from the intense gore,” Hodge said.

“It was excellent for so many showing up and being there to support our film that was done by a community as well as the various actors that traveled in to be a part of this,” she added.

Mark Roberts, creator and owner of The Dead Cards, stated the film is a “must see and wild ride” in his Facebook review of the movie.


“When you’re talking about indie films, people kind of never know how it will be received or if it is cheesy or low quality. That definitely did not happen with “Redhead”. I feel elated that people are seeing the movie as a high-quality throwback to gritty, unapologetic and classic old-school horror,” Hodge said.

West Virginia has seen a rise in independent film productions since the state reinvented the Film Office and passed the Film Tax Credit last year.

The Hodges said they plan to start marketing the movie on the film festival and horror con circuit before the global distribution process begins.

The movie also stars Ashley Stinnett (M30 Oxy, Hope of Escape, The Good Fight), Will Holland (Hazing Hell, The Neighbors Are Watching), Sara Stinnett (Christmas at the Greenbrier, The Good Fight), Justin W. Fox (Phantom-Fun-World), Daniel Lund (The 3rd Channel, River Beauty), and Evan J. Mackey (Not Another Church Movie, The Walking Dead, Reunion from Hell 2).

For more information and updates about the film, check out the official “Redhead” movie fan page on Facebook.




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