’50 States Of Fright’ Streams Into Second Season

Sam Raimi–the man behind the cult favorite Evil Dead franchise–will bring his brand of terror to a second season of 50 States of Fright, the horror anthology web TV series on Quibi.

The short-film content web platform said 50 States of Fright would return for Season 2 Oct. 26, Raimi on board again as executive producer, as reported by comicbook.com.

The show explores all corners of America to deliver “stories based on urban legends that take viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country,” according to the official synopsis. The show’s first season highlighted tales from Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and other states.

Raimi–who is lined up to direct the 2022 super-hero/horror sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–directed and co-wrote the first three episodes of the 14-episode Season 1 of 50 States of Fright.

The second season will feature such episodes as Almost There (Iowa), directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place); 13 Steps to Hell (Washington), directed by Lee Cronin (Evil Dead Rise); Red Rum (Colorado), directed by Daniel Goldhaber (Cam); and DogwoodAzalea (Missouri), directed by Cate Devaney (The Mad Hatter).

Raimi discussed the show and the Quibi format during a recent press event. “With 50 States of Fright, it was like making nine independent films,” he said. “Each of those shoots–each one of the actors and wardrobes–was unique to the 24-minute show. So, it came down to not relying on visual effects or a big-budget spectacle, but trying to get back to the basics of telling a simple story.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on 50 States of Fright and all future projects from Sam Raimi.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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