Raimi creating horror series for FEARnet


"Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi will help create original Internet shows for FEARnet, a horror and thriller Web site and video-on-demand provider.

Ghost House Pictures, a joint venture involving Raimi, launched the first of two such series, "Devil's Trade," on Wednesday. The series of short episodes will follow three teenagers who are cursed after buying an item online.

The two series are the first efforts Raimi has made since directing "Spider-Man 3," which opened last month.

They're also a return of sorts for Raimi, who has directed such cult horror classics as "The Evil Dead" and "The Grudge."

FEARNet is a joint venture between cable television provider Comcast Corp., Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., and Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. It is available online, on mobile devices and on Comcast video on demand.