Here at Birth.Movies.Death., there are few things we enjoy more than a good anthology movie - and even fewer things we enjoy more than a good horror anthology - which is why we're very excited to be exclusively debuting the first trailer for Scare Package, an upcoming horror/comedy anthology featuring some of our favorite up-and-coming genre directors (and infrequent BMD contributor Noah Segan!).
We'll get to the trailer in just a second, but let's hear what the press release has to say first:
"We’re thrilled to present the first trailer for SCARE PACKAGE, a new horror-comedy anthology that brings together some of the brightest rising stars in horror filmmaking today. This splatter-packed, deviously clever throwback pays homage to horror classics with seven hilarious, meta tales of terror, each exploring—and subverting—different genre tropes. All wrapped around every horror fan’s beloved stomping grounds: an old school video store.
Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattering, and gleefully ghoulish tales in an effort to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Each story takes aim at different tropes, paying homage to and subverting the timeless clichés of the beloved genre with a cast that includes Noah Segan (KNIVES OUT), Baron Vaughn (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3K) Chase Williamson (BEYOND THE GATES), Jocelyn DeBoer (GREENER GRASS), Jeremy King (CAMERA OBSCURA), Dustin Rhodes (WWE Legend) and more. Check out the first trailer and official poster below… if you dare!"
Now, let's take a look at that trailer...
Seven segments? A lineup of directors which includes Emily Hagins, Baron Vaughn, Noah Segan, Chris McInroy, Anthony Cousins, Hillary & Courtney Andujar and Aaron B. Koontz? And each segment takes on a different horror trope? This couldn't be more up our alley if it tried, and we're very excited to see how it all plays out.
Says creator Aaron B. Koontz:
“I’m a big fan of anthology films but knew we had to change the game up a bit,” said Koontz in a statement. “So we gathered this hungry group of diverse, super-talented horror enthusiasts and asked them to subvert these well-known horror tropes while also paying homage to them. In the end, it made for a unique experience that I cannot wait for audiences to discover. They’ve never seen an anthology quite like this!”
And here's what Noah Segan has to say for himself:
"Sergio Corbucci. Akira Kurosawa. Melvin Van Peebles. These were some of the filmmakers that inspired SCARE PACKAGE. When the Producers found out most of them were dead, I got the call. There’s no greater honor than being alive in order to be a part of this incredible anthology. Working with Frank Garcia Hejl to put together our all-star team of funny people, and then forcing them into grotesque makeup and stunts, truly taught me that while not everyone can direct, I suspect that I did. We hope you find M.I.S.T.E.R. to be as funny as we do, or at least you’re really ticked off by it!"
Folks, the world needs more anthology movies, and it certainly needs more anthology movies working with this level of talent. We're hyped to see Scare Package, and will keep you abreast of further updates as to when you can see it. Stay tuned for those, and do sound off in the comments below if you've got anything to add here!