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 Dogwood–Azalea (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.”
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