Terrifying new trailer for ambitious horror anthology film Tales of Halloween

Here's a sweet little trailer for Tales of Halloween that should shock you out of your Comic-Con stupor. 

The new horror anthology feature taps into the same vein as Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat, though this time it fills its cinematic candy bucket with frightening tales by 10 cult directors, each themed around the costumed mayhem of All Hallow's Eve in a generic small town. It boasts a killer cast of talent on both sides of the lens, like Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Barry Bostick, Lin Shaye, Stuart Gordon, Joe Dante and John Landis.

The practical effects in this haunting first teaser are wildly impressive, and once the leaves begin to drop and the autumn moon rises, this insane Halloween anthology could usher in the holiday in scream-inducing style.

Here's the official press release from Epic Pictures Group:

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 strikes theaters on Oct. 16, 2015.  Does this hell-raising new horror show seem worth the price of admission?

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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