Good afternoon, boils and ghouls.
It was announced today that Tales From the Crypt, HBO’s low-budget horror anthology series hosted by the pun-loving Crypt Keeper, is returning to television on TNT. The revival is being spearheaded by M. Night Shyamalan — more like M. NIGHTMARE Shyamalan — who said, “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales From the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can’t wait to dive into.” The scariest thing of all: When something you loved as a child is reduced to a “brand.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new Tales From the Crypt will be “part of a two-hour horror block at TNT that includes short and long-form programming led by Tales content and ‘curated’ by the Sixth Sense director.” Hopefully this arrangement includes more soundtracks. I can only listen to Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas, featuring hits “Juggle Bills” and “We Wish You’d Bury the Misses,” so many times before I put on the inferior Indeadpendence Day.
TNT hasn’t revealed when Tales will premiere. They have to find a team of writers who can find a pun for “Rizzoli & Isles” first.
Also, please bring back Iggy Pop.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)