Trailer Debut For Sam Raimi’s Quibi Series ’50 States Of Fright’

Not going to lie to you – I don’t know much about this new entertainment portal Quibi but – after some quick research – it’s not that hard to figure out. Short little bites of fun – that promise to be a quick as they are entertaining – available on-demand on your smartphone.

This particular title is of interest to genre fans because of the inclusion of one name – Sam Raimi.

Titled 50 States Of Fright – each little story will revolve around a state here in the good ole USA.

Season One will consist of the following:

– “Golden Arm” – Michigan – Sam Raimi (Spider Man, Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead): to direct and co-write with Ivan Raimi (Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell, Darkman): to co-write

– “Almost There” – Iowa – Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place, Haunt): to write and direct

– “America’s Largest Ball of Twine” – Kansas – Yoko Okumura (Facets, Fed Up, Only the Young): to direct and Mae Catt (Transformers: Cyberverse): to write

– “13 Steps to Hell” – Washington – Sarah Conradt-Kroehler (Out of Her Mind): to write and Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground): to direct

– “Red Rum” – Colorado – Isa Mazzei (Cam) & Daniel Goldhaber (Cam): to co-write and Goldhaber: to direct

– “Dogwood – Azalea” – Missouri – Cate Devaney (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil, Dr. Strange): to write and direct

– “Santeria” – Florida – Greg Hale (Avengers, Iron Man, The Day After Tomorrow, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project, Queen of the South, Supernatural): to co-write and Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead, Nightmare Cinema): to direct

– “Scared Stiff” – Oregon – Ryan Spindell (Two Sentence Horror Series): to write and direct

– “Grey Cloud Island” – Minnesota – Adam Schindler (Intruders, Delivery: The Beast Within) and Brian Netto (Delivery: The Beast Within): to write and direct

You also want some star power you say? Seems that have that covered as well. According to AITHRachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, and John Marshall Jones will be starring in Raimi’s The Golden Arm; Christina Ricci, Victoria Justice, and Jacob Batalon star in Red Rum; Ming-Na Wen and Karen Allen will be in America’s Largest Ball of Twine; Taissa Farmiga and Ron Livingston are in Almost There; Scared Stiff will star James Ransone and Emily Hampshire; Asa Butterfield is the lead in Grey Cloud Island, with Alex Fitzalan co-starring; Elizabeth Reaser, Warren Christie, and William B. Davis are signed on for Dogwood – Azalea; Rory Culkin is the lead in 13 Steps to Hell; and Danay Garcia will star in Santeria.

Oh yeah – almost forgot – here’s that trailer:

So, Quibi has its big debut on April 6th – not sure if 50 States will be part of that rollout but – they do mention that the series will be available sometime in April.

What do you think? Something worth checking out? Yeah – I think so too.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.