In 2020, co-director Aaron B. Koontz launched the horror comedy anthology movie Scare Package deal to success amongst horror lovers. Now, Koontz is following it up with the upcoming Scare Package deal II: Rad Chad’s Revenge.
The primary movie featured a number of quick vignettes, every helmed by a distinct director poking enjoyable at a selected horror style trope. Whereas not notably well-known within the mainstream, Scare Package deal was profitable on AMC Networks’ supernatural-themed streaming service Shudder. Horror is a well-established style for Koontz, as he directed 2020’s horror Western The Pale Door and served as producer for the Alicia Silverstone-led The Requin in 2022.
Now, Koontz is able to observe up his cult hit with Scare Package deal II: Rad Chad’s Revenge. With that in thoughts, let’s check out all the pieces we all know. Whereas Chad Buckley is ready to return, what else can we count on from the plot? Will it observe the same anthology construction? Will any members of the forged of the unique return? When and the place can we count on the movie to be launched?
Scare Package deal II: Rad Chad’s Revenge: The Plot
Earlier than diving into what to anticipate from the sequel, let’s recap “Rad Chad’s” deal from the primary movie. In Scare Package deal, Chad Buckley is a horror lover who runs a video retailer. Chad’s video retailer acted because the movie’s body story, with every of the vignettes arrange as a rental provided on the retailer or a narrative described to different characters.
Chad hires a brand new worker at his retailer earlier than he’s imprisoned with a number of horror stereotype characters. The brand new worker is revealed to be a part of a bunch investigating the “Satan’s Lake Impaler” serial killer who resides within the space. After the serial killer overcomes the captors, Chad escapes and realizes he’s now in an precise horror film, the place he encounters extra clichés, comparable to a automobile being unable to start out if the killer is simply too shut. In the end, Chad is killed by the Impaler, and his story seemingly involves an finish.
Chad’s story resonated with audiences, as Aaron B. Koontz is engaged on a sequel, with Chad as soon as once more as the first focus. Whereas particular plot particulars stay underneath wraps, Koontz teased to Fangoria:
“I can affirm that there’s a sequel to Scare Package deal. I may also affirm that this video is certainly the announcement of mentioned sequel. I can’t affirm, although, that Rad Chad might or is probably not enacting some type of revenge. Sh*t, I feel I’ve mentioned an excessive amount of.”
Koontz additionally revealed that the movie will as soon as once more be an anthology, with manufacturing on all segments reportedly completed. Followers can count on extra blood, sensible make-up results, and “insane expertise” on board for Scare Package deal II.
Whereas the title guarantees that “Rad Chad’s Revenge” shall be a central theme, it is not instantly clear if Chad is alive. Per Fangoria:
“The meta-horror-comedy instantly follows the occasions of the primary installment, when Rad Chad’s funeral turns into an elaborate sequence of hilarious demise traps, the company should band collectively and use the foundations of horror to outlive the bloody recreation.”
The “video” referenced by Koontz refers to a 60-second teaser for the sequel. Whereas the teaser does not give a lot away, it does parody extra horror tropes, comparable to discussions on how characters survive conditions that might often result in sure demise. It even nods to the notorious “would you prefer to play a recreation?” query from Noticed. It is clear that Koontz intends to ship one other knock at horror clichés in Scare Package deal II whereas upping the blood and guts. Extra plot info will seemingly be revealed as we strategy nearer to the eventual launch date.
Scare Package deal II: Rad Chad’s Revenge: The Forged
Koontz has teased the “insane expertise” and notable horror group names on board for Chad’s second outing. Because the title suggests, Jeremy King is returning as ‘Rad’ Chad Buckley. Though the character seemingly died within the first movie, followers will see how he comes again. Zoe Graham additionally returns from the primary movie as Jessie.
Horror icon Kelli Maroney (Evening of the Comet) will tackle the position of Ms. Kapowski and the proficient Wealthy Sommer (Minx, GLOW, Common Present) joins the forged as Rick.
New names to the Scare Package deal franchise are Graham Skipper (VFW, Christmas Bloody Christmas), Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, Between the Satan), Shakira Ja’nai Paye (Black-ish, Grand Crew).
Shudder has not introduced a launch date for Scare Package deal II: Rad Chad’s Revenge, although the sequel premiered in London on August 25, 2022, as part of Fright Fest. Sources presently checklist the Shudder launch date as someday in 2022. Given the unique’s cult standing, Shudder will seemingly promote the sequel with the identical depth each time the discharge arrives, which is anticipated to be subsequent month.