Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tales From the Crypt is COMING BACK!!

I have approximately 5 minutes before I have to get ready for work so I'll be copy and pasting this from Dread Central:
Horror continues to be television's hottest prospect, and there's even more of it on the way! Next series ready to get off the slab and stretch its legs? A return to "Tales From the Crypt". Oh. Hell. Yes.

According to Deadline, fifteen years after horror anthology "Tales from the Crypt" ended its seven-year run on HBO, a new TV series based on the popular and controversial 1950s EC Comics anthology books is in the works with Gil Adler, producer on the HBO "Crypt" series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Syfy hit "Eureka" and co-founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios.

The new hour-long series will neither be anthological nor related to the HBO show. "It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context," Cosby said. "It's all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences."

A detailed pitch and a bible for the new "Crypt" series have been completed, with producers expected to take the project out shortly. It will be pitched to broadcast networks as part of the current development cycle as well as to cable outlets.

More soon!
So...nothing like the original Crypt then eh? The anthology is what made it so AMAZING. Veteran horror directors/writers working on mini-horror movies with amazing effects and cast members. Each week something new and wonderful. But you're going to go ahead and throw that away huh?

I suppose your going to dump the Cryptkeeper then too. Well then...FUCK YOU.

1 comment:

  1. If they're going to aim this at "mainstream audiences" then it's going to suck. I bet it's just going to be a watered-down shadow of the original at best. Probably just an unrecognizable horror-based series that's not too edgy (so as not to offend that mainstream audience) and designed to make money.

    Heh, I guess I just used WAY too many words to say, "Yeah, I'm with Gable. FUCK YOU!"