The Horror Honeys: SDCC ~ Tales of Halloween Trailer!

SDCC ~ Tales of Halloween Trailer!

In the 60s there was a short lived fan called "phonebooth stuffing," where the idea was to see how many people you could fit into a phonebooth... sounds fucking stupid, right? Also, what's a phonebooth? Translate that to horror, and you've got the cinematic equivalent where the practice of cramming as many "big name" horror actors into one place to bring in indie/box office support is turning into the norm. 

That being said, I love me a good anthology film, and when Tales of Halloween debuted at SDCC yesterday, there was much excited shrieking - and here's why:

"Every year on Halloween, this town goes batshit crazy"

"Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces come together to bring you the ultimate Halloween film event with horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN."

The vague general concept: A suburban American town is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers on one Halloween night.

Directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Devil's Carnival, some Saw movies), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons - what an AWFUL remake), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy - if you haven't seen this... SEE IT), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, May - our Revenge Honey has feels about this director), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).

The cast of these ten short films includes Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg (you know he'll be in Mike Mendez' short because Big Ass Spider), while the likes of Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green stepped in for cameos as well as next-gen genre actors have joined the project, including Honey Favorite Pat Healy, Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (Let Us Prey -  I'm assuming she'll be in Lucky McKee's segment *shudder*), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Devil's Carnival: Alleluia - fingers crossed she'll be with Bousman), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (ChappieThe Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human)

See what I mean about phonebooth stuffing?

Tales of Halloween will have its debut at Fantasia International Film Fest in Montreal on July 24th, and will hit theatres on October 16th