GEEK NEWS: A Terrific Horrific Classic Returns

by T. Mack

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Babies of the 80’s who were adolescents of the 90’s will remember the awesome horror stories with a heart that were Tales from the Crypt. Each week, a different creepy story was presented on this HBO show. The host, the Crypt Keeper, introduced the stories and wrapped things up with a moral at the end. The lessons varied, though most of them were some variation of the basic “don’t be a douche” idea.

The revived series will be on TNT and helmed by writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. The first part of that last sentence is not particularly spectacular as the basic cable network makes pretty good television. Shyamalan, however, represents a possible disaster for the new age of the classic series. Most of us have come to mistrust the director after the horrendous decline of quality in his films over the course of the last several years. However, he recently had some success with his mystery-thriller television series Wayward Pines. (I didn’t like it, but lots of people did.) I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it all turns out. The show is scheduled to premier this Fall.

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Despite Shyamalan’s involvement, I’m happy to see the return of the show and its creepily charming host. Find out more details on their return at EW.com.

Did you watch episodes of the R-rated show on HBO when your parents weren’t around? What was your favorite tale when you were younger? Do you think Shyamalan will mess this up? Hit the comments and let me know.

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