Master of Horror John Carpenter Is Bringing His Nightmares to Syfy

Get those bed sheets pulled all the way up to your nose for this one. John Carpenter, the demented master of horror responsible for such feature frights as The Thing, Halloween and Vampires, is developing a new series for Syfy.

Carpenter is adapting his anthology book series Tales for a Halloween Night, which featured short stories from various horror writers, for the niche network, according to Deadline. Multiple editions of the collection have been published, each with a dozen stories for the TV series to pull from.

The boring business-y end of this news is that Carpenter has signed a development deal with Universal Cable Productions, meaning you can see "John Carpenter's" before several shows in the NBC Universal gang, including Syfy, NBC, Bravo and let's hope MSNBC.

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Deadline also says that Carpenter is in the early development of Simon R. Green's Nightside books. The series imagines a mysterious netherworld that resides underneath London.

On the TV side, Carpenter participated in Showtime's Masters of Horror, and -- get this -- composed the theme to CBS' Zoo.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Jul 14, 2017
I'm kind of disappointed there's no explanation of why Carpenter looks like death warmed over on your front page. I was looking to at least see a larger version of that picture. I saw him in concert last year, and he didn't look that bad. My immediate reaction to videos starting up unbidden is to press STOP, so if the explanation was in the video, I wouldn't have seen it; I came to read.
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Jul 11, 2017
You're not nearly as witty as you seem to think you are.

What qualifies John Carpenter as "demented"? And considering Carpenter scored most of his films (and released at least two albums in the last few years), what's supposed to be so incredible about his having composed the theme to Zoo?
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Jul 06, 2017
"Deadline also says that Carpenter is in the early development of Simon R. Green's Nightside books. The series imagines a mysterious netherworld that resides underneath London."

It's not underneath London as much as dimensionally adjacent to it.

But it's about time someone adapted Green's works. Like Martin's Wild Cards and F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack, they're book series that beg for a decent TV adaptation. Now if someone co9uld do the Secret History books...

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Jul 08, 2017
Universal has bought the rights to the Wild Cards series. I would love to see Carpenter's adaptation of the Nightside series. I thouroughly enjoyed those books. I did take a long break from the Wild Cards books. I don't even know where I left off, and now there are 22. Egad
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Jul 08, 2017
Forgot to say that just because they bought the rights to a book doesn't mean that it will go to series any time soon.
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Jul 06, 2017
But who will continue producing the theme for Zoo?
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