There’s nothing like a good horror anthology, and one of the best is unquestionably Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat, which took place entirely on Halloween night. This year’s Tales of Halloween travels down a similar path, and features some of the genre’s top directors.
Created by Axelle Carolyn, Tales of Halloween will be comprised of 10 individual segments, and like Trick ‘r Treat it will take place over the course of a single evening. In a sleepy American suburb, all sorts of ghouls and goblins come out to play, terrorizing the residents on Halloween night.
The roster of directors is as impressive as anthology films get, and it includes Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).
Equally impressive is the list of familiar faces who will be popping up in the segments, including icons like Joe Dante, John Landis, Lin Shaye, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris, who appear alongside some of the hottest current horror stars. In addition, the legendary Adrienne Barbeau plays a radio DJ who ties the individual segments together, essentially reprising her role from John Carpenter’s The Fog.
Check out the Tales of Halloween trailer below, and look for it on October 16th. Underneath the trailer you’ll also find the full list of short films included in the anthology!
1. Grimm Grinning Ghost [Axelle Carolyn]
2. Bad Seed [Neil Marshall]
3. This Means War [ Andrew Kasch and John Skipp]
4. Friday the 31st [Mike Mendez]
5. The Ransom of Rusty Rex [Ryan Schifrin]
6. Ding Dong [Lucky Mckee]
7. The Night Billy Raised Hell [Darren Lynn Bousman]
8. Sweet Tooth [Dave Parker]
9. The Weak And The Wicked [Paul Solet]
10. Trick [Adam Gierach]