’50 States of Fright’ And ‘Tomie’ Face Unknown Future As Quibi Announces Shutdown

Say goodbye to 50 States of Fright as Quibi is shutting down after just six months. The streaming service offered quick-bite entertainment and featured some of the world’s biggest stars acting in episodes that are 10 minutes or less. Quibi was run by entertainment executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, and had some major backers.

“There was no question that keeping us going was not going to have a different outcome, it was just going to spend a whole lot more money without any value to show for it,” Katzenberg informed Deadline. “So, out of respect for these people that put up this extraordinary amount of capital to do it, that’s irresponsible and we both felt we shouldn’t do it.”

Horror fans can only hope now that Sam Raimi’s 50 States of Fright finds a home elsewhere. In addition, we reported back in July that Quibi was making a Tomie series which was set to star Adeline Rudolph in the titular role. That show was set to be directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension), written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Aquaman) and produced by Sony Pictures Television and UCP.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for further information about Quibi, 50 States of Fright and Tomie.

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

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