Director: Jon Keeyes
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Carl Kirshner
Starring: Udo Kier, Bill Moseley, Debbie Rochon, David Naughton, Lin Shaye, Clint Howard, Danielle Harris, Larry Fessenden, William Sadler, Ellen Sandweiss, Doug Bradley, Billy Drago, Adrienne King, Brian O'Halloran, Brinke Stevens, Kiowa Gordon, Simon Pegg, Jeffrey Combs
"The Gathering" is set up as a horror anthology containing half a dozen stories, aiming to bring together a host of high-profile horror actors led by Doug Bradley, Udo Kier and William Sadler. The pic's framing story, "The Storytellers," is set on Halloween night with the devil bringing together Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft and Mary Shelley in a competition to tell the most frightening untold tale with the winner receiving the opportunity to leave purgatory forever. The anthology's other entries include stories centered on cemeteries, vampires, a possessed dummy, zombies, a runaway daughter and a horror-movie fanatic with a terminal disease. Producers are in talks with Robert Englund (the original Freddy Krueger) and Linda Blair of "The Exorcist" to join the project.