Let’s be honest: an anthology film is rarely great. Or the segments differ widely in quality, or they’re too long, too diverse, or the encompassing concept is a bit far-fetched. Here at the office it’s usually the one coming in late that’s stuck with the anthologies… So imagine our surprise when we opened our SCARE PACKAGE: not just another random collection of short films but a true feature with an interesting overall frame: a video store, ‘Rad Chad’s Horror Emperium’, that hires a new clerk who as it turns out is a bit of a newbie when it comes to horror film knowledge. Rad Chad sets up a Horror 101 with several short films, each taking on a different horror subgenre with a sense of humor, gore galore and especially a lot of love for horror tropes. Misogynist werewolves, a ‘final girl’ who’s less virgin than we’d imagined, a bad guy that just wouldn’t die, happy campers and their slimy fun, a psychedelic and feminist take on Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE by two female directors… As you can read, there’s no shortage of bloody, witty and wacky ideas, always deliciously Meta, never very politically correct. SCARE PACKAGE might just become one of the most cult Midnight screenings of the coming years!
|Director||Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan, Courtney & Hillary Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Baron Vaugh|
Joe Bob Briggs,
|Distributor||MPI Media Group|
|Genre(s)||black comedy , horror|