‘Cause to Me Every Day Is Halloween: John Carpenter Is Doing a Horror Anthology Series for Syfy

Oh glorious day! Horror-meister, moodmaster creator of Halloween, writer/director extraordinaire, musician, and composer  — whatever you like to call him, John Carpenter is aces at these all things he does, so it’s thrilling to hear he’s taking on a new series at Syfy. Based on his graphic novels with producing partner and spouse Sandy King,  Tales for a Halloween Night will feature some of its short stories anthologized for television. The search for a scriptwriter is on; Carpenter and King will develop and produce the show.

Additionally, the pair is working on a second show based on British science fiction/fantasy author, Simon R. Green’s Nightside series (12 books) about a private investigator who looks into (or for) things in London’s fantastical underworld (Nightside), where “nightmares come alive” and people move through timeslips — distortions in space and time. Writer, Jill Blotevogel (Scream [series], Ravenswood, Eureka) will pen that series.

Both shows fall under a deal made with UPC (Universal Cable Productions); all we need now is some great casting news for each. I think I know a certain actor friend who’d be perfect in any John Carpenter production …

Just sayin’.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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