Scare Package is 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.
This Meta Horror-Comedy Anthology is from Paper Street Pictures and created by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns. The directors include Emily Hagins, Baron Vaughn, Noah Segan, Chris McInroy, Anthony Cousins, Hillary & Courtney Andujar, and Aaron B. Koontz. The cast includes Toni Trucks, Dustin Rhodes, Chase Williamson, Baron Vaughn, Noah Segan, Zoe Graham, Johnathan Fernandez, Gabrielle Maiden, Jocelyn DeBoer, and Jeremy King.
“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!” – Aaron B. Koontz, Creator of Scare Package and Director of “Horror Hypothesis” and “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium” segment.
“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!” – Noah Segan, Director of M.I.S.T.E.R. segment
Scare Package is set to release this SUMMER. Do you plan on checking it out? I know I am – I love anthologies and anything from Aaron B. Koontz is always promising!