M. Night Shyamalan & TNT Rebooting ‘Tales From The Crypt’

By January 7, 2016

Horror fans, this could be very, very cool.

Right now, we’re sort of living in a revitalized era of horror television with shows like The Walking Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead, The Strain, and more all offering different weekly horror-filled flavors for fans tuning in. Before any of those shows existed though, there was HBO’s Tales From The Crypt, which was a beloved, cult classic anthology series that told different stories of horror and suspense each week, running from 1989 – 1996.

Since then, Tales From The Crypt (which was based on an EC comic series of the same name) has continued to live on as possibly one of the most influential horror properties for today’s fans, and has greatly shaped the way some horror films and properties are created in today’s world. For fans of the series as well, it looks like this might just be your lucky day.

TNT is reportedly developing a new reboot of the beloved series with The Sixth Sense and The Visit director M. Night Shyamalan, that will act as the anchor for a new 2-hour horror block on TNT’s weekly programming. Along with featuring fun, scary, and all-around awesome new horror stories as well, Tales usually featured appearances/performances from well-known actors of the time, and also produced two features films in Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood.

Whether or not this updated version will also feature cool cameos or performances is currently unknown, but it’d be pretty awesome to see a series in that sort of style come back.

Considering the current craze that is anthology storytelling in television right now too, following the success of shows like True Detective, Fargo, American Horror Story, and more, this Tales From The Crypt reboot could be coming in just the nick of time. A homage to the kind of anthology storytelling of the past, living in the present world could make this a can’t-miss addition to your nightly TV lineup, so here’s to hoping that its quality manages to live up to its potential.

The Tales From the Crypt reboot is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable