Horror-comedy is an approachable favorite among horror fans and it seems like there are some promising new projects on the way. The sub-genre has seen the return of British comedy duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg with a new trailer for Slaughterhouse Rulez and the debut of A24’s newest off-the-wall werewolf-horror Slice. Another horror icon will be joining these genre heavyweights with an original horror-comedy TV series: Fangoria presents Ghoul Gang Slumber Party.
As reported by Deadline, Fangoria will be financially backing the Suki-Rose Simakis (Deadliest Prey) and April Wolfe (Widower, Molly Takes a Trip) femme lead series. Simakis and Wolfe will be joined by horror industry veteran Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, From Beyond, Re-Animator) and Dani Fernandez (Tar, Fangirling, FANtasies).
Simakas and Wolfe serve as executive producers, along with Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk, and Phil Nobile Jr for Fangoria.
Ghoul Gang Slumber Party will star Wolfe, Fernandez, and Barbara as the show’s (inebriated) co-hosts, with each episode featuring a special guest. The four women will test their bravery and spend the night in some famously haunted houses.
From there, our four wine drunk hosts of the night will try to conjure, contact, and commune with various spirits (or who/whatever they get a hold of first, I suppose).
While conjuring ancient spirits, our co-hosts and guests will learn about witchy traditions and try to ask some important questions; like if there truly is an afterlife (and if it has an open bar).
Deadline has reported that the series is detailed as a comedy that is meant to encompass and revisit the hilarity of childhood sleepovers, but with a more (ghostly) adult twist from influences like Queer Eye and Drunk History.
While it’s not determined which phantasmic guests will be joining our courageous hosts for the first evening, it has been confirmed that comedian Jamie Loftus will be the (living) guest for the series’ pilot episode.
The series is set to begin production this month, but has not–as of yet–been given a release date or viewing platform.
For more spooky news, you can read our announcement on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark‘s plot details and recently cast female lead. Check out the article here!