If you ever wondered how to make an already star-studded cast shine even brighter look no further than Sam Raimi’s “50 States of Fright.”
The forthcoming horror anthology is set to explore urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Oregon.
The series will be released on Quibi and aims to take viewers on a creep-tacular journey deep into horrors lurking in the United States.
Already on the docket is Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), Jacob Batalon (Spider-man Homecoming), Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story: Murder House), Asa Butterfield (Journey’s End), John Marshall Jones (The Curse of La Llorna) and Ron Livingston (The Conjuring).
Quibi, POD 3, ALTER and DIGA Studios announced on Dec. 18 that they would be adding 11 more celebrities to the cast.
William B. Davis (The X-Files), Danay Garcia (Fear the Walking Dead), Warren Christie (Apollo 18), Alex Fitzalan (Slenderman), Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Colin Ford (Under the Dome), Elizabeth Reaser (The Handmaids Tale), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Victoria Justice (Victorious) and James Ransone (Sinister) will also be involved in the horror.
“Red Rum” is based on Colorado’s scariest legend (by the title I’m sure we all know what that is) and will feature Ricci and Batalon.
America’s Largest Ball of Twine is about a myth from Kansas and stars Wen.
Co-starring in “Almost There” is Farmiga and Livingston co-starring in a frightening story from Iowa.
“Grey Cloud Island” has Butterfield as the lead male in a creepy story from Minnesota.
Raimi directs “The Golden Arm” which was co-written with his brother, Ivan. The episode will feature Brosnahan, Fimmel and Jones. This edge-of-the-seat short is set in Michigan.
“13 Steps to Hell” is in Washington and features Lulu Wilson (Haunting of Hill House), Christopher Heyerdahl (Stockholm) and Graham Verchere (Summer of 84).
“Dogwood-Azalea” is a scary story from Missouri which will star Christie.
“Santeria” sounds like it’s going to be some southern voodoo out of Florida featuring Greg Hale (The Avengers) and Eduarado Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project).
There’s no official release date yet for the series but Quibi, which is a subscription-based streaming platform designed to deliver short-form content to your smartphone, is set to be released April 6, 2020.
Average episodes will range from seven to ten minutes in length.