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Shudder sequel “SCARE PACKAGE II” sets directors and cast

Monday, March 21, 2022 | News


The follow-up to the popular horror anthology SCARE PACKAGE (pictured) has a team in place for a new round of macabre stories.

Shudder has announced that SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD’S REVENGE, co-created by the previous movie’s Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, will also bring back Jeremy King as the titular owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Zoe Graham as final girl Jessie and Byron Brown as Emporium employee Sam. Joining the cast are Rich Sommer, Kelli Maroney (NIGHT OF THE COMET, CHOPPING MALL), Graham Skipper (BEYOND THE GATES, VFW), Maria Olsen and Shakira Ja’nai Paye. Anthony Cousins returns to the directing ensemble with a sequel to his previous segment entitled “The Night He Came Back Again Part VI: The Night She Came Back,” with star Chelsey Grant, and new directors include veteran actress Alexandra Barreto with the segment “Welcome to the 90’s”; Australian filmmaker Rachele Wiggins with “We’re So Dead”; and UK filmmaker Jed Shepherd with “Special Edition,” which reunites him with cast members from Shudder’s hit HOST, which he co-wrote and produced.

The synopsis: “SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD’S REVENGE immediately follows the events of the original with the survivors attending the funeral of ‘Rad Chad’ Buckley, which quickly devolves into an elaborate series of death traps centered around Chad’s favorite films, forcing the guests to band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.”

“Sequels have such a maligned, but significant part of horror history,” Koontz says, “so we couldn’t resist tackling the tropes that we know and love so well from our favorite horror franchises. But we knew that in true sequel fashion we’d have to go bigger, funnier and gorier, and this batch of filmmakers embraced that challenge in every way!” SCARE PACKAGE II will stream exclusively on Shudder later this year.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.