The Crypt Keeper is gearing up to make his return with TNT giving greenlight to 10 episodes of “Tales From the Crypt,” set to premiere in 2017. It will have M. Night Shyamalan curating the horror block on the network.
Back in January, TNT was in talks with Shyamalan for a weekly two-hour horror block, as noted by Collider. And now comes in the word that the horror block will indeed be curated by “the Signs and The Sixth Sense writer-director.” The “Tales From the Crypt,” based on the EC Comics classic, will be at the front and center of the horror hour.
To add to the dose of the weekly horror block, TNT has also announced two new programs, and the fist is a pilot for “Time of Death” as noted by TV Line.
The spine-chilling description of the first season reads:
“Time of Death is planned as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time – each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single ‘long night of hell.’ The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.”
Second up, is a project still in development, “Creatures” and the description of the show reads:
“Creatures [is] a sophisticated psychological thriller that tells the disturbing tale of two former best friends who, at 12 years old, tried to cut out their classmate’s heart as a sacrifice to an internet bogeyman they invented called Mr. Gorgi. Fifteen years later, the two young women have been released from a psychiatric institute into their small town in Alaska, but it’s not long before they start to feel the alluring and terrifying presence of Mr. Gorgi once again.”
M. Night Shyamalan will also be executing producing both, “Tales from the Crypt” and “Time of Death.”
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures,” said M. Night Shyamalan. “That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring.”
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