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TALES FROM THE CRYPT is a popular show based on EC Comics that originally aired on HBO from 1989-1996. Hosted by the Crypt Keeper himself, the long running series told many tales of Terror in a unique way that is still very effective to this day. There have also been different movie versions throughout the years in different forms.
A few months ago TNT announced that they will be partnering with M. Night Shyamalan to bring the much beloved Horror anthology series back to the small screen.
Well it has now happened, TNT has officially given a 10-episode order for the TALES FROM THE CRYPT TV series which will be hosted by a new Crypt Keeper as part of a weekly multi-series Horror Block that Shyamalan will be overseeing, including TIME OF DEATH, a seasonal anthology series from IM Global Television as well as CREATURES, from Naegle Ink.
"I'm really thrilled about the way this Horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures. 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."
TIME OF DEATH will be:
"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."
The pilot episode for TIME OF DEATH is written by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy. Executive producing are Shyamalan and IM Global Television's Mark Stern and IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford. The first season will be paying tribute to slasher films from the 1980's era. The plan is for future seasons to take inspiration from the traditions of other sub-genres.
CREATURES will be:
"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. Creatures is a story of deep friendship and dark obsession, where a vivid imagination meets the power of suggestion and the seduction of belief. "
CREATURES is written by Dominic Mitchell with Sue Naegle's Naegle Ink producing. Tom Shankland will be directing and executive producing.
We will continue to bring you more on TALES FROM THE CRYPT and it's new Horror Block as they unfold.