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Tales From the Crypt Revived By TNT For A New Horror Block Centerpiece

The Cryptkeeper will indeed return to our screens once again! And TNT just gave it the Greenlight. The much talked about and rumoured reboot for ten episodes will go ahead with the first season guided by a newly reinvented Crypt Keeper, and 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.

M. Night Shyamalan, the producer of Tales from the Crypt, had the folling to say:

“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 BAFTA Award winner 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 serve as executive producer.

This is some exciting stuff. More news on this as we get it.