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TNT to revive Tales from the Crypt as the centerpiece of a new horror block

04.14.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Tales from the Crypt TNT M Night Shyamalan Creatures Time of Death

The Cryptkeeper ain't dead! The TNT network is officially greenlighting their rumored Tales from the Crypt reboot for a ten episode first season (guided by a newly reinvented Crypt Keeper), but that's not all... Tales from the Crypt will lead a weekly horror block, which is set to include multiple series including Time of Death, a seasonal anthology series from IM Global Television as well as Creatures, from Naegle Ink.

Obviously, they need some time to work out the kinks, but this horror block is set to premiere in 2017.

Said M. Night Shyamalan, the producer of Tales from the Crypt:

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 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.

The pilot for Time of Death is written by Guy Busick (Watch Over Me) and R. Christopher Murphy, with Shyamalan and IM Global Television's Mark Stern and IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford executive producing.The first season of Time of Death will pay tribute to the slasher films of the 1980s, future seasons will be inspired by the traditions of other horror subgenres, much like the original intention for Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens.

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. 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 being written by Dominic Mitchell (In the Flesh) and produced by Sue Naegle's Naegle Ink. Tom Shankland (House of Cards, The Missing) is attached to direct and executive produce.

Tales from the Crypt, a new avenue for the spectacular writer from the unfairly cancelled In the Flesh, and another slasher throwback series? Have we died and gone to Heaven? More news on casting and whatnot as this story breaks!

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Tales from the Crypt episode?

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5:27PM on 04/14/2016
Tales from the Crypt is welcome to return. A person even wishes M. Night Shyamalan the best of luck with his new endeavor. Time of Death sounds like something different. It is kind of 24, but it is a horrorshow. Creatures might or might not work for a person. The premise resembles the real-life Slender Man attempted murder somewhat closely. However, American Horror Story, Law and Order: SVU, Lifetime movies, and other television have all examined real-life tragedies in thinly-veiled fictional
Tales from the Crypt is welcome to return. A person even wishes M. Night Shyamalan the best of luck with his new endeavor. Time of Death sounds like something different. It is kind of 24, but it is a horrorshow. Creatures might or might not work for a person. The premise resembles the real-life Slender Man attempted murder somewhat closely. However, American Horror Story, Law and Order: SVU, Lifetime movies, and other television have all examined real-life tragedies in thinly-veiled fictional works, and one supposes that society negotiates its feelings thereby.
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4:35PM on 04/14/2016

Fav episode

Tough to say, I loved them all growing up, but always had a weird soft spot for The Ventriloquist's Dummy, with Don Rickles and Bobcat Goldthwait, directed by Richard Donner, written by Frank Darabont! It's just so demented and fun.
Tough to say, I loved them all growing up, but always had a weird soft spot for The Ventriloquist's Dummy, with Don Rickles and Bobcat Goldthwait, directed by Richard Donner, written by Frank Darabont! It's just so demented and fun.
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