I love anthology flicks. Everything from the old school CreepShow films all the way to the Chilling Visions films of the past year or so. Of course, we cant forget one of the more popular releases of the past decade; Trick R Treat. It captured the spirit of Halloween like few other films have. Good news Halloween fans – Epic Pictures is about to release a new Halloween anthology with some SERIOUS star power behind it. Just today, it was announced that Lucky Mckee (May, The Woman) will join forces with 10 other horror directors to form what will be known as “The October Society”. How cool is that?
From the Press Release:
|Epic Pictures Adds Another Acclaimed Director to Horror Anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN
Lucky McKee joins renowned filmmakers
Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet
Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 – Epic Pictures Group announced the addition of Lucky McKee to the highly anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween.
“I’m delighted to be included with so many filmmakers I respect and admire,” said Mckee”. “The anthology format shows how pliable the horror genre is. Each artist on this project is stretching the possibilities to their limits. For die-hard horror fans and general audiences, this is sure to be an evergreen title for many Halloweens to come.”
McKee and ten directors have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name The October Society to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. They include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace). Directors Kasch and Skipp are to co-direct one of the short films together.
Currently in production in Los Angeles, Axelle Carolyn created the concept and brought the filmmakers together for this unique production. Tales of Halloween is being produced by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group along with Mike Mendez and Axelle Carolyn.
“We are more than thrilled to have Lucky round out our team of talented directors for Tales of Halloween,” said Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald. “Lucky will share his unique point-of-view to the project that will be exciting to audiences of the horror genre.”
Ten stories will be woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
The directors have created a manifesto with rules to create their films based on the values of Halloween night. The antithesis of the Dogme 95 manifesto, the directors will not be frugal with special effects, props and musical score, and have already attracted notable talent in the horror genre, such as composers Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves) and Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring).