Kim Newman of ScreenDaily.com reports: “Tales of Halloween is a ten-story omnibus (from 11 directors) in which all the stories take place in the same (especially troubled) archetypal suburb (and a grittier neighbourhood across town) on a busy Halloween night…
“The Ransom of Rusty Rex’, directed by Ryan Shifrin (Abominable), is a horror twist on O. Henry’s The Ransom of the Red Chief’ (filmed by Howard Hawks for the 1952 omnibus movie Full House) with Sam Witwer and Jose Pablo Cantillo kidnapping a masked tyke only to find his millionaire father (John Landis) uninterested in paying a ransom or even in taking the abductors’ calls – and then discovering something nasty under the mask…”
Original post – with podcast interview – from Steele Wars :
“Sunday is always a bittersweet yet relaxed day at Comic Con. We cruise the floor and catch up with the animated Emperor himself Sam Witwer, the Comlink’s David Collins, Brian at Super 7 and the MakingStarWars.net crew…”
You can listen to Steele Wars’ Comic Con Sunday podcast interview HERE.
A trailer for the anthology movie Tales of Halloween was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring contributions from 11 directors with a knack for the terror and scares and gooey, gory fun we fans of fear live for.
You can read more about Tales of Halloween, including a full rundown of all of the directors and cast involved, and watch the trailer below.
Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces come together to bring you the ultimate Halloween film event with horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN.
A suburban American town is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers on one Halloween night.
Directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).
Cast includes Rocky Horror Picture Show icon Barry Bostwick as well as horror staple, Insidious’ Lin Shaye and Heroes’ Greg Grunberg, 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 Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human), and Graham Skipper (Almost Human).
Tales of Halloween will be released on October 16th.
Sam has voiced Emperor Palpatine before, in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, and in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video games (I and II). His amazing voice acting talents also shone through when he played Darth Maul in both The Empire Strikes Out and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.