'Shining Vale' Trailer: Courtney Cox Leads A Horror Comedy About A Dysfunctional Family

Does terror linger in our surroundings, or does it somehow come from the people we call family? STARZ’s new series “Shining Vale” takes on the concept – balancing humor and horror along the way. The ambitious project comes from Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan. Astrof previously produced and wrote on the series “Angie Tribeca” while Horgan is best known as a producer, actress, and writer on “Catastrophe.”

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Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear head up the cast as a couple pushed to their limits. Taking on a new house promises to bring them back together, but nothing is as it seems for the surprising property. ‘Vale’ also stars Gus Birney, Merrin Dungey, Dylan Gage, and Mira Sorvino.

The series’ official synopsis:

Shining Vale” is a horror-comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Patricia “Pat” Phelps (Courteney Cox) is a former “wild child” who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women’s empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn). Fast forward 17 years later, Pat is clean and sober but totally unfulfilled. She still hasn’t written her second novel, she can’t remember the last time she had sex with her husband (Greg Kinnear), and her teenage kids are at that stage where they want you dead. She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: she had a torrid affair with the hot, young handyman who came over to fix the sink while Terry was at work. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, she and Terry cash in all their savings and move the family from the “crazy” of the city to a large, old house in the suburbs that has a storied past of its own. Everyone has their demons, but for Pat Phelps, they may be real.”

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Fear and comedy are not that far apart in “Shining Vale.” The series premieres on March 6, 2022, on all STARZ platforms. Watch the new trailer below.