Yesterday, news broke that TNT was rebooting Tales From the Crypt. To shepherd this nostalgia unicorn into the paddock so that we can all give it a pet, the network tapped twist master M. Night Shyamalan — which was, if you think about it, quite a twist in and of itself. And maybe also a disappointment if you’re not a fan of his body of work. But with bold choices come new possibilities, so I’m sure plenty of people are curious about Shyamalan’s vision for the anthology series and how it will mesh with the stable of filmmakers that he’s going to bring in to put their own stamp on The Crypt Keeper and the show’s pulpy horror stories. Right?
Instead, the new show will be highlighted by an old man with a cane, wearing a hood, and keeping warm by a fireplace. This is more in tune with the original EC comic.
And in case you’re wondering, John Kassir, the man who supplied the Crypt Keeper’s voice (aka, his soul,) doesn’t tweet like a man who just got a job and he doesn’t seem thrilled:
I’ll go on record, “Crypt Keeper as we know him is more popular than ever & it’d be a sham/shame not to have him host the show!!!!!
— John Kassir (@JohnKassir) January 7, 2016