The iconic horror entertainment company Fangoria is getting into the television business by financing the pilot for "Ghoul Gang Slumber Party," a feminist ghost-hunting comedy from creators Suki-Rose Simakis & April Wolfe. Production is set to begin in September in Los Angeles.
The concept involves four women brave enough to spend the night in a famous haunted house while getting tipsy on wine, communing with the spirits, and learning about witchy traditions. Light and fun with a dash of double, double toil and trouble, "Ghoul Gang Slumber Party" channels all the hilarity of childhood sleepovers mixed with the likes Queer Eye and Drunk History, with ghosts!
Wolfe will co-host with popular personality Dani Fernandez and legendary actress Barbara Crampton. Joining the trio as their first guest is comedian Jamie Loftus.
Simakas & Wolfe serve as Executive Producers, alongside Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk & Phil Nobile Jr for Fangoria.
“The fundamental cores of both feminism and witchcraft are sisterhood and female empowerment,” say Simakis & Wolfe. “It feels very of the moment to weave together witches and gender parity.”
Sonnier added: “Well, actually……just kidding. This project rules. No fragile male egos were harmed in the making of this pilot.”
Fangoria was recently acquired by the Texas-based production company Cinestate, who are resurrecting the magazine as a print publication this fall. Fangoria’s first feature Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich premiered at the Overlook Film Festival and was released by RLJE Films earlier this month. It received rave reviews from Newsweek, the LA Times, the NY Times, Bloody-Disgusting, Daily Beast, Time Out NY, and many others. Fangoria is in prep on its second feature Satanic Panic written by Grady Hendrix (co-story by Ted Geoghegan) and to be directed by Chelsea Stardust.