50 States of Fright
We have been dying for 50 States of Fright to hit Quibi since we first wrote about the service in 2018. A revolutionary platform from the minds of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, the idea behind it is “quick entertainment bites” for your mobile devices. Each series will have a run time of 15 minutes.
This should be interesting for Sam Raimi to tackle this new concept. The title, 50 States of Fright, refers to famous urban legends from around the U.S. Raimi who wrote his Michigan segment, “The Golden Arm,” with his brother, Ivan will also be directing,
Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel and John Marshall Jones will star in the director’s episode. Here are the states that will be covered in the first season; Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington.
Other familiar names and faces that will be on board for this Raimi venture will be Scott Beck and Ryan Woods (A Quiet Place writers and Haunt directors) who wrote and directed, “Almost There,” which takes place in their home state of Iowa. Another proud Iowan, Ron Livingston will also be starring in their installment.
“Red Rum” could possibly deal with Colorado’s Stanley Hotel which was the inspiration for the Overlook in The Shining. Christina Ricci and Jacob Batalon star in this effort.
Ming-Na Wen is on board for “America’s Largest Ball of Twine,” which takes place in Kansas. While Asa Butterfield tackles Minnesota’s horror story, “Grey Cloud Island.”
50 States of Fright will be arriving next year.