Shudder and Paper Street Pictures announced the cast and director lineups for the sequel to the popular horror-comedy Scare Package were announced. The highly anticipated sequel Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge will stream exclusively on the AMC-owned service later this year.
Co-created by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, 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,” says the Shudder press release.
Scare Package II brings back many of the first film’s most beloved characters, including Rad Chad himself, played by Jeremy King (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and Rad Chad’s video store foil Sam, played by comedian Byron Brown (Beta Boys). Also returning is Final Girl Jessie, played by Zoe Graham (Boyhood). According to the press release, additional cast joining in on the madness include Rich Sommer (Mad Men, Summer of 84), Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet), Graham Skipper (Beyond The Gates, VFW), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes), and Shakira Ja’nai Paye (Obama’s Other Daughters, the upcoming House Party reboot).
Skipper tweeted out what a pleasure it was to work with the rest of the cast saying, “More fun announcements! I am so pleased to announce I’ll be appearing in SCARE PACKAGE 2! Coming your way later this year! Getting to work alongside the likes of
Co-creator Koontz said in the press release he was eager to make a sequel once again embracing all the meta aspects of the first anthology and the teaser trailer released in December 2021 definitely delivered, parodying now-classic horror films like Saw. Koontz said:
Sequels have such a maligned, but significant part of horror history, 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!
The sequel features returning director Anthony Cousins, 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 (Scavengers). New directors include veteran actress Alexandra Barreto (All Americans, Mayans M.C.) with her segment Welcome to the 90’s; Australian filmmaker Rachele Wiggins (Deadhouse Dark) with the segment We’re So Dead; UK filmmaker Jed Shepherd with his segment Special Edition, reuniting him with cast members from Shudder’s sensation Host, which he co-wrote and produced.
Ashleigh Snead and Alex Euting are producing Scare Package II with Koontz and Burns and Talley and Farrell Rose are co-producing, all for Paper Street Pictures. Scare Package II is the sixth time that Shudder and Paper Street have collaborated together, having released Scare Package together in 2020. Shudder and Paper Street have also released RLJE’s Horror-Western The Pale Door. The also teamed up for the Emily Hagins-lead Sorry About the Demon, which is set to debut in 2022.