Today brings the hilarious and gory first trailer for Scare Package, a new horror-comedy anthology that brings together some of the brightest rising stars in horror filmmaking today.
From creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, the film features seven tales of terror and is described as a "splatter-packed, deviously clever throwback that 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 3000") Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates), Jocelyn DeBoer (Greener Grass), Jeremy King (Camera Obscura), Dustin Rhodes (WWE Legend) and more.
Scare Package features segments from Koontz, as well as Emily Hagins, Baron Vaughn, Noah Segan, Chris McInroy, Hillary & Courtney Andujar and Anthony Cousins.
"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!"
The film is scheduled to release Summer 2020. Check out the trailer and the Marc Schoenbach (Sadist Art Designs) created poster below.