Australian Shocker Scare Campaign Secures a Plethora of International Deals

Fantastic news here at Dread Central for one of the best movies this writer has caught thus far in 2016.

Scare Campaign, the latest venture from the tormented minds behind 100 Bloody Acres, Australian brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, has secured a stream of international deals ensuring it reaches the wide audience it deserves.

As reported by, whilst the film gets a home release through Madman Entertainment on the Cairnes’ home turf this July, international deals have now been secured in the UK (Metrodome), Latin America, the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Indonesia.

In response to the news, the film’s producer Julie Ryan said, “We are thrilled that the fantastic traction Scare Campaign has gained through positive media reviews, sold out screenings and social media, has translated into an international appetite for the film.”

In a recent interview Dread Central conducted with the writing/directing siblings they openly explained their inspirations behind the flick:

“After 100 Bloody Acres we wanted to do another project with our producer, Julie Ryan, and she was keen to do another horror film, although this time we thought we’d go more straight horror instead of horror/comedy. I think the idea came from us just trolling the internet, looking for ideas and inspiration, and finding these YouTube clips about reality TV programs (prank shows) where people are put into these scary situations, and we thought, “What if the victim were to turn and got their revenge on the TV crew?” So the idea spun from that, and we started looking around for some locations to shoot. Victoria, Australia, has a number of old abandoned lunatic asylums with wonderful architecture and all sorts of nooks and crannies to shoot in. These locations come reasonably cheap, so it’s great for low-budget horror moviemaking, and we’re talking to you from one of those asylums right now.”

But, ahead of all the aforementioned releases, Scare Campaign will be screening as one of the 14 films competing in the official section of Bilbao’s Fantasy Film Festival, FANT, this May. Although Colin Cairnes is unable to attend due to work commitments, Cameron jumped at the chance to be able to hop on over to the fest, commenting, “Spain is home to a large and very passionate horror film scene, and I can’t wait to experience that first hand. Added to which, I hear the Basque Country tapas are to die for.”

Whilst official international release dates are yet to be confirmed, we’ll let you know all the details as and when they roll out. And surely we’ll be reporting on a US deal some time very soon.

Scare Campaign stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Meegan Warner, Ian Meadows, and Josh Quong Tart and we’ll leave you with the latest trailer for the movie…



Popular prank TV show “Scare Campaign” has been entertaining audiences for the last five years with its mix of old school scares and hidden camera fun. But as we enter a new age of online TV, the producers find themselves up against a new hard-edged web series which makes their show look decidedly quaint. It’s time to up the ante, but will the team go too far this time, and are they about to prank the wrong guy?

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