Sony, Amazon Team Up To Develop ‘The Fear Collection’

A brand-new project from Sony Pictures and Amazon Prime Video will unleash a new horror anthology series on both the big and small screen.

Sony and Amazon have inked a multi-picture deal with Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia (The Oxford Murders) to develop a new series of feature films, The Fear Collection, as reported by Variety.

The arrangement will have de la Iglesia direct and/or produce films from The Fear Collection, a body of work that reportedly will spotlight both horror and suspense themes.

The movies will have wide-ranging parameters, de la Iglesia said. “It’s an ambitious project I’ve been hauling around for years,” he noted. “The concept is to make a collection of films that unveil a universe of horror beyond time.”

He added that the characters in the films will face “supernatural forces that threaten humanity. The idea is to generate a label of films with a specific character: cosmic horror.”

The studios plan to produce two films a year under the agreement, working with directors and screenwriters who truly love the genre.

Several projects are in production at this time, according to Sony, with such filmmakers are de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarria, Juame Balaguero, Paula Ortiz, Fernando Navarro and Carlos Theron.

These new films–which will be produced in association with Amazon Prime Video–first will be released in theaters by Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia. Following these releases, the movies will be made available on Amazon Prime in Spain.

Sony Pictures International Productions will then handle all distribution rights for each film outside of Spain, which could mean the U.S. will see a different release pattern.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the progress of this collaborative effort on The Fear Collection.

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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