50 States of Fright is one of the most anticipated series on Quibi. The trailer for the show was released yesterday. Here is what we learned from Sam Raimi’s latest venture.
50 States of Fright is Sam Raimi’s return to television. This time, his series will be on Quibi, the new streaming platform that is generating quite a bit of industry buzz. Specifically designed for Apple products like the iPhone and iPad, shows are broken up into short segments.
The director who created the iconic Evil Dead horror trilogy has always been ahead of his time with technology creating the innovative “ram-o-cam” camera technique among other pioneering endeavors. So, it isn’t surprising that he would be involved in a cutting-edge effort like Quibi.
Fans have been anticipating this production since 2018 when it was announced that he would be one of the creatives involved with the fledgling network. The talent associated with 50 States of Fright is none too shabby either with Christina Ricci, Rachel Brosnahan, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Ron Livingston and Asa Butterfield on board the new series.
Here are some of the things that we learned while watching the trailer.
Those Undead Folks Look Familiar
In several of the segments, the living are terrorized by the dead or in some cases, demons. This is a familiar Raimi theme. Yes, they are designed very similarly to the Deadites that were on Ash vs Evil Dead and their appearances are very disturbing.
Based on Urban Legends
Every state has its own legend. Some are creepier than others. Has anyone else had reservations about that gigantic ball of twine in Kansas? Perhaps a light can be shown on that particular lore.
It should be mentioned that there is a period piece that possibly takes place during colonial times. We have always found An American Haunting about the Bell Witch to be unsettling.
Did We Just See a Monster?!
There is also a shot of a woman’s face coming apart and transforming into some sort of creature. Color us intrigued…
New Episodes Every Day
This is an interesting feature. Traditional series on television have an episode per week. In Quibi’s case, once you sign up with the service, you can have Raimi’s 50 States of Fright delivered to your device.
90 Days for Free!
That’s right. The free trial lasts for 3 months. You can’t beat that offer.
50 States of Fright premieres on Apr. 13. You can pre-order Quibi on Google Play or Apple’s App Store. Visit Quibi’s website for more information at this link.
What did you think of 50 States of Fright? Are you looking forward to this Sam Raimi production? Let us know in the comments.