Interview with Aaron B. Koontz (Scare Package)

Scare Package is a Shudder Original anthology horror comedy and features seven tales that is sure to satisfy the most die hard of horror fans. For this special interview, Back Lot 605 co-host Casey Kelderman is joined by one of the films featured writers and directors Aaron B. Koontz. Koontz is responsible for the films wrap around and concluding segments titled “Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium” and “Horror Hypothesis”. We speak with Koontz on his horror influences, the genesis of Scare Package, and more! Check out the full interview below. Scare Package is streaming now on Shudder.


Described as 7 tales of terror, from 7 directors, Scare Package breaks all the rules. The film plays up the tropes of the horror genre, while also lovingly embracing them. Slashers, body horror, and everything in between are featured in this horror comedy. The film features segments from Aaron B. Koontz, Courtney Andujar, Hillary Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan, and Baron Vaughn.

Shudder is a horror exclusive streaming service offer the best that the genre has to offer. This includes classics like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or new films such as Satanic Panic. To sign up for Shudder please visit

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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