M. Night Shyamalan, Tales From The Crypt

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Time to get excited, boils and ghouls: Tales From the Crypt lives again!

TNT has announced that they're joining forces with M. Night Shyamalan to revive the classic horror anthology series that once haunted our nights on HBO, set to launch this fall. The scary fun doesn't stop there, however. The network will be using Tales as the foundation of a two-hour horror block comprised of short and long-form storytelling to be curated by Shyamalan himself. The network will announce additional series in the coming months.

"I couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor," Shyamalan said in a statement. "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."

During his executive session during TNT's Winter Press Tour day on Thursday, Reilly told reporters that the new Tales will make use of the original 1950s EC Comics series created by William Gaines, while creating new stories as well. "In fact," he added, "there's something we're doing online that could lead to a very unique audience participation."

As for the involvement of the one and only Cryptkeeper? Reilly would only say they were saving that for a later announcement.

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