It’s been a long time since I really had any faith in M. Night Shyamalan, but Split has given me a lot of hope that the man responsible for The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Stewart Little is still in there. That’s why I’m looking optimistically at his upcoming reboot of the classic horror anthology, ‘Tales from the Crypt’ which he’s making for TNT.
Today we got our first look at the new series, including our first look at the Crypt Keeper, who is thankfully still a practical prop and not CGI. It even sounds like they’ve got John Kassir back to do the voice.
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.
Another Tales project now in development is Creatures, 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.