Horror anthologies are always nice candy for horror fans. They use to be a perfect vehicle for horror lover filmmakers to share with the horror lover audience their work, in a limited budget, and where the exploiting of the idea can go straight to the point. In Scare Package (2019), seven directors ensemble seven tales in the key of horror-comedy with the premise of technology abandoning the protagonists following the headline “Zero working cell phones”.
Created by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, Scare Package (2019) is one of those movies where the festival of blood, guts, and splatter walks hand by hand with silly humor, a classic recipe in horror-comedies. In the words of Koontz, “I’m a big fan of anthology films but knew we had to change the game up a bit. 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!”. It has been described by the filmmakers as a “splatter-packed, deviously clever throwback that pays homage to horror classics, exploring—and subverting—different genre tropes. All wrapped around every horror fan’s beloved stomping grounds: an old school video store”.
Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Hilary and Courtney Andujar, Noah Segan, Baron Vaughn, Anthony Cousins, and Aaron B. Koontz are the 7 filmmakers behind this anthology. Noah Segan, Baron Vaughn, Chase Williamson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Jeremy King, Dustin Rhodes, Zoe Graham, Hawn Tran, Kirk Johnson, Chelsey Grant, Jon Michael Simpson, and Josephine McAdam are some of the actors forming the cast.
Produced by Paper Street Pictures, Scare Package (2019) has taken part in several genre film festivals along 2019 where it achieved several nominations and awards. Sitges Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, FrightFest London, Molins Film Festival, Splat!FilmFest Horror Film Festival, and Panic Fest were part of the run. The movie is set for a release in summer 2020. Here you can watch its official trailer:
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