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.
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.
Chad Buckley is a horror aficionado, and he’s lonely. Chad spends his days at his struggling genre video store arguing with his only regular customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting applicant shows up, Chad begins to teach him about the rules of horror and his video store at large, much to the chagrin of Sam. During Chad’s on-boarding process, we weave in and out of different hilarious horror shorts, each one geared at a different set of horror tropes. As this new applicant learns the ropes, he begins to suspect Chad of something sinister, but we quickly learn that he may have a secret of his own.
“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” & “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 will be released sometime this summer. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.