Horror anthologies are officially back. Recent years have seen the success of The ABCs of Death and V/H/S franchises, and now we’re getting a Halloween-centric set of shorts from some of the most exciting working genre filmmakers, including Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman). The project, Tales of Halloween, has landed a pack of horror legends to round out the cast. Directors Joe Dante, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris are set to make cameos along with Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick, Heroes‘ Greg Grunberg and genre regulars Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau and Adam Green.
Tales of Halloween will hit theaters this October. The film will also feature performances from Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace). Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that the anthology will feature ten segments all set in the same small American town where the residents are terrorized by all kinds of monsters and villains on a single Halloween night. I love anthology horror and I love Halloween even more, so there’s no doubt I’ll be seeing this film when it hits the screen. It sounds pretty similar to Michael Dougherty‘s fantastic Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat, but with the talent on board I have no doubt that they can spin the concept into a unique experience.
The film also features performances from Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Sam Witwer (Being Human), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human).