Butterfinger looks to terrify, delight fans with short film

GLENDALE, Calif. — Butterfinger is bringing its "Nobody's Gonna Lay A Finger" tagline to life by launching a comedy-horror film that will be directed by actor Rob Lowe.

"Butterfinger the 13th" is a 25-minute short film that will premiere Oct. 13 at an undisclosed location, the candy brand said. The film tells the story of two friends seeking adventure, but warns viewers that "you can't scream with your mouth full."

A trailer for the film is on Butterfinger's Facebook page.

"Butterfinger is always looking to deliver new and exciting entertainment experiences for fans, mixed in with a heavy dose of clever fun," said Butterfinger spokeswoman Tricia Bowles, Nestle USA Confections & Snacks. "With Rob Lowe behind the camera for this humorously horrific masterpiece, 'Butterfinger the 13th' is sure to be a hit, and we can't wait for Butterfinger fans everywhere to be scared funny."

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