‘Tales of Halloween’ First ‘Grim Grinning Ghost’ Image Revealed

Regular readers know we have been covering the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween quite extensively, so we are happy to have some new details about one of the shorts, titled Grim Grinning Ghost, which features Alex Essoe (pictured below) of last year’s excellent creeper Starry Eyes.

In addition to the above first look at Essoe, Dread Central reports that Grim Grinning Ghost also stars Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next), telling the story of a woman who starts hearing mysterious footsteps behind her on her way home from a Halloween party.

Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and directors John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) and Joe Dante (Gremlins) are among the big names who make cameo appearances in Tales of Halloween, alongside Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II), Lin Shaye (Insidious), and Adrienne Barbeau (Escape From New York, The Fog).

The cast also includes Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Graham Skipper (Almost Human), and Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween).

The ten segments within the film all take place in the same small American town that is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night.

Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace) are the directors at the helm of Tales of Halloween.

A release date is expected this October, in time for Halloween.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.