There are episodes of Tales from the Crypt that are eternally stuck in my mind. The show’s combination of horror, weirdness, violence and nudity made it an instant cult classic when it was on. Also, there was the comic, but I didn’t read that.
The point being its coming back and TNT is bringing it back and after a year of waiting we finally have some actual information on it. Thankfully, it appears that the Cryptkeeper is returning and along with that the show’s strange sense of humor. The first trailer below highlights that perfectly.
The second trailer has M. Night Shyamalan discussing the new series. He’ll hosting the two hour block of horror, which is going to be a collection of different stories, shorts and scary things including two confirmed “series”: Time of Death and Creatures. You can read in more detail below about the other shows, but who really cares as long as they nail the Tales reboot.
Tales from the Crypt will be premiering some time this year.
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.