Horror anthologies are big business again, with recent hits VHS, VHS2 and The ABCs of Death 1 and 2 proving that horror films do like a collection of short horror stories rolled into one. Now comes news that a brand new collection of horror tales is on the way, and it will be themed around Halloween night.
Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Game of Thrones) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera, 666: The Prophecy, Mother’s Day, Saw2-4) are among the eleven directors who will each create a segment for the anthology.
Deadline reported the exciting news:
Epic Pictures Group has come aboard to finance and produce Tales Of Halloween, which will collect ten segments from eleven directors into one interconnected series of stories, all set in a sleepy American suburb terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night.
Tapped to helm segments alongside Marshall and Bousman are Joe Begos (Almost Human), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night Of The Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy) and John Skipp (Stay At Home Dad), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), and Paul Solet (Grace). Carolyn conceived of the project and will produce with Mendez and Epic’s Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson.
Tales of Halloween posterBrought together within LA’s tight-knit horror community, some of these filmmakers are longtime pals and are dubbing themselves The October Society. Some also have previous relationships with Epic, who will be presenting Tales Of Halloween next month at AFM. Pre-production is in swing and the ten segments shoot in November.
“It’s so great to be working with such a unique and talented group of directors,” said Marshall. “Many of ‘The October Society’ have been friends for years, so when Axelle had the idea of combining our talents for an anthology based on our mutual love of Halloween and all things scary, it was a no-brainer.”