EXCLUSIVE: Now that horror hits V/H/S and The ABCs Of Death have shown that the omnibus film can live again, a new anthology is assembling with the likes of Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Darren Bousman (Saw II, III and IV) behind the camera. Epic Pictures Group has come aboard to finance and produce Tales Of Halloween, which will collect ten segments from eleven directors into one interconnected series of stories, all set in a sleepy American suburb terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night.
Tapped to helm segments alongside Marshall and Bousman are Joe Begos (Almost Human), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night Of The Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy) and John Skipp (Stay At Home Dad), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), and Paul Solet (Grace). Carolyn conceived of the project and will produce with Mendez and Epic’s Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson.
Brought together within LA’s tight-knit horror community, some of these filmmakers are longtime pals and are dubbing themselves The October Society. Some also have previous relationships with Epic, who will be presenting Tales Of Halloween next month at AFM. Pre-production is in swing and the ten segments shoot in November.
“It’s so great to be working with such a unique and talented group of directors,” said Marshall. “Many of ‘The October Society’ have been friends for years, so when Axelle had the idea of combining our talents for an anthology based on our mutual love of Halloween and all things scary, it was a no-brainer.”