5/13/2020

Shudder Acquires Horror/ Comedy Anthology "SCARE PACKAGE" for June Premiere


Anthology to Feature the Directorial Debuts of Noah Segan & Baron Vaughn

May 13, 2020 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has acquired all rights in its territories to horror comedy Scare Package, from creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns. The anthology film, which delighted audiences at numerous festivals including the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, features seven gleefully ghoulish tales from a range of horror subgenres. Scare Package will premiere on Shudder in the U.S., Canada and the UK on June 18. 

“We are delighted to introduce a new generation of horror voices in this smart, funny, gory, ode to horror that is Scare Package," said Emily Gotto, Shudder’s Director of Global Acquisitions & Co-Production.

“People say this often, but we mean it: This truly is a movie made by horror fans, for horror fans. And we have the tears, sweat and 40+ gallons of blood to prove it. So, to be able to partner this love-letter with Shudder was a dream come true and hopefully can be a wild and hilarious distraction in our newly confined times,” said producer and segment director Aaron B. Koontz.

In Scare Package, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Each story takes aim at different tropes, paying homage to and subverting the timeless clichés of the beloved genre with a cast that includes Noah Segan (Knives Out), Baron Vaughn (Mystery Science Theater 3000) Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates), Jocelyn DeBoer (Greener Grass), Jeremy King (Camera Obscura), wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks (SEAL Team), Hawn Tran (Watchmen) and more. 

Led by a diverse group of up-and-coming genre filmmakers, Scare Package features the directorial debuts of actors Segan and Vaughn. Emily Hagins (Netflix’s Coin Heist), Anthony Cousins (The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds), Chris McInroy (Bad Guy #2Death Metal), Courtney and Hillary Andujar (Production Designers of The Girl On The Third FloorBloodline), and Aaron B. Koontz (Camera Obscura, the upcoming The Pale Door) round out the collection of filmmakers.

The film was produced by Austin-based genre production company Paper Street Pictures and developed by Koontz and Burns, who are currently in post-production on the witchy-western The Pale Door and previously collaborated on the horror-thriller Camera Obscura for NBCUniversal. Additional producers included Alex Euting, Shawn Talley, and Ashleigh Snead (The Ranger) for Paper Street as well as Kris Phipps. Graham Northcote served as Executive Producer. The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder and Aaron B. Koontz on behalf of Paper Street Pictures.

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ABOUT SHUDDER
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany. New members can enjoy 30-days free with the promo code SHUTIN when signing up at Shudder.com.

ABOUT PAPER STREET PICTURES
Paper Street Pictures is a boutique production house specializing in high-concept genre films. The Austin headquartered company has been behind the production, financing and delivery of multiple films including the 2017 horror-thriller Camera Obscura from NBC-Universal with star Christopher Denham. And later this year will release the Horror-Western The Pale Door created with acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale and starring Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Melora Walters, Pat Healy, Bill Sage and Stan Shaw.

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