’50 States Of Fright’ Trailer: Sam Raimi’s Quibi Series Spreads Horror Across The Nation

For a streaming platform that has yet to even launch, Quibi has amassed an impressive amount of content with a wealth of superstar talent. In the realm of horror, no name is bigger than Sam Raimi, and he’s just one reason upcoming anthology 50 States of Fright is so intriguing.

Produced by Raimi, whose Evil Dead has made him synonymous with horror, 50 States of Fright takes on a different urban legend from each of the 50 states. A series like this is possible because of Quibi’s unique “quick bites” format, presenting short episodes (around 10 episodes) optimized for mobile streaming. The first season has horrors set in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington.

The cast assembled for this is extremely good. Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston, Victoria Justice, Karen Allen, Colin Ford, Alex Fitzalan, James Ransone, Emily Hampshire, Elizabeth Reaser, Rory Culkin, Warren Christie, Danay Garcia, and William B. Davis star.

Quibi launches on April 6th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.