Epic Pictures Group heads to the AFM with the timely horror anthology from 11 directors including Saw veteran Darren Lynn Bousman and Neil Marshall.
The self-styled October Society features Almost Human director Joe Begos, Mike Mendez of Big Ass Spider!, Grace director Paul Solet, Axelle Carolyn of Soulmate and Adam Gierasch of Night Of The Demons.
Rounding out the crack team are Andrew Kasch, co-director of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Dave Parker of The Hills Run Red, Ryan Schifrin of Abominable and Stay At Home Dad short film director John Skipp. Kasch and Skipp will co-direct one of the shorts together.
The stories will share the theme of Halloween night in an American suburb. Composers Frank Ilfman of Big Bad Wolves and Joseph Bishara of The Conjuring have signed on as collaborators.
Epic Pictures co-heads Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson will produce Tales Of Halloween
with Mendez and Carolyn, after the latter created the concept and brought the filmmakers together.
“It’s so great to be working with such a unique and talented group of directors,” said Marshal, whose credits include The Descent and Centurion.
“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. I can’t wait for this to become a must-watch movie for horror fans on many a Halloween night to come.”
“This anthology movie is unique in that that the directors aren’t a randomly assembled bunch who’ve never met – they’re close friends who are working closely together as a team to deliver something truly special,” said Carolyn.
“This collaboration is unprecedented,” said Ewald.” “We’re excited to work with all of these talented directors to create a myriad of stories that will fascinate, thrill and scare fans, elements they’ve come to expect from these amazing filmmakers.”
“We collaborated successfully with a few of the directors in the past and others have been friends of the company for a while,” said Berenson. “It will be fun to all work together on one project.”
“The exciting thing is that these filmmakers are not only talented, but genuine fans of the genre and the holiday,” said Mendez. “This project is a celebration of horror and Halloween and we can’t wait to invite you to our twisted cinematic party next year.”