I know, I know, M. Night Shyamalan isn't exactly an esteemed name in horror anymore (the Sixth Sense director is, sadly, sort of famously washed), BUT the idea of him curating TNT's revival of the '90s anthology series Tales From the Crypt should still tickle your funny (scary) bone, especially if you were a fan of the show back when it was on HBO. TNT is programming a horror block this fall, and the Crypt revival will lead the slate, executive-produced by Shyamalan and his partner at his production company Binding Edge Pictures, Ashwin Rajan. The programming is committed to featuring long and short-form horror storytelling, hopefully from a mix of both established and up-and-coming filmmakers in the genre.
"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," Shyamalan states in the press release. Still wary? This campy brand of horror might be right up Shyamalan's lane (see The Visit last year?) and he and Rajan will probably hire a boss team of directors/writers to create the stories. (Plus: Never forget Shyamalan ghost-wrote She's All That.) So, fingers crossed.