Tales From the Crypt; Resurrected by M. Night Shyamalan

Tales From the CryptTales From the Crypt is on it’s way back to your living room, from the Sixth Sense director, M. Night Shyamalan. Who saw this coming? Certainly not me.

The new series will include original stories from the E.C. comic series in addition to newly written material. The show will air on TNT and Shyamalan has directed one episode and will produce the rest.

“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 said in a statement.

Now I ask you, do we really need this? The original HBO series was brilliant in every aspect. We all know this TNT version won’t hold a candle to the original. So why make a new one? Just name it something else, so our expectations aren’t set too high. This is not unlike how they always reboot The Twilight Zone every 10 years or so. It will never have the magic or the love of the original series. Also, Bloody Disgusting reports that the new Tales From the Crypt series won’t even include the original Crypt Keeper, due to HBO’s copyright! Ha! How can you have the show without him? TNT will instead use “an old man with a cane, wearing a hood, and keeping warm by a fireplace.”

Read more about the TNT version of Tales From the Crypt at Rolling Stone.