Fasten up those drool cups, boys and ghouls, and stock up on chips and shock-olate, because the Crypt Keeper is back, and he’s scarier than ever.
Well, we’re assuming he’s back based on this creep-tastic news. TNT, an American broadcaster responsible for dark and gritty dramas, announced on Thursday that it’s bringing back Tales From the Crypt the TV series, and it’s bringing in one of the masters of horror to head it all up: M. Night Shyamalan.
That’s right, the same dude who brought you things like The Sixth Sense and The Village is going to put his spin on the classic comic-turned-HBO TV series, and we’re already on the edge of our seats in anticipation. After all, who could forget that poor zombie who fell in love with a regular earthling and wanted to take her with him to the underworld? Or that heartless child killer who lived with his mom? Or how about Winona, the daughter of a family conned by a salesman, as played by the one and only Tim Curry?
The point is, given the fact that this show ran nearly 100 episodes, there’s lots of nostalgia to play on here. Not that that’s the only thing we’re expecting from the new series.
According to TNT, this Tales From the Crypt will be based on the original comics by William Gaines, and feature some new stories. It won’t actually be a show, per se, but what the big boss man at TNT, Kevin Reilly, says is “an umbrella for what will hopefully be many shows.”
Sounds… cryptic, right?
What we do know is that Shyamalan is definitely directing the first one (and is on board to executive produce), and that there will be an announcement at “some point” about a Crypt Keeper. We’re assuming that’s because the network wants to make a big, splashy announcement, but heck what do we know.
All we know for sure is that we’re ready to get our Crypt on again, warm and under the leech-free covers.