“Masters of Horror” Becomes “Fear Itself”.

Posted by Peter Hall - September 25th 2007 @ 9:20 am

Remember a few months ago when Lionsgate acquired the rights to a third season of "Masters of Horror" at the same time that Showtime revealed they would not be optioning a third season?

Looks like Lionsgate finally found a new home at the peacock.  NBC will be airing 13 episodes of the newly retitled "Fear Itself" across those lonely Saturday nights of summer ’08.  The same producing team of Garris, Deane and Addis will be spearheading the show, but no other talent has been announced yet.

Obviously the episodes will be on the softer side of things.  I have a feeling we won’t be seeing any topless Deer Women or bodies being dissolved by acid in a bath tub, but that doesn’t give me any reason to fret.  I am one of the few people who apparently doesn’t instantly vomit at the thought of PG-13 horror.  The only time the rating really hurts is when the original intentions were so obviously geared for a bolder rating.  Trimming down at the last minute for market reasons is terrible, but if something is crafted from the beginning to be PG-13, there is no inherent reason it must be bad.

I for one am looking forward to a Saturday night scare anthology.  After all, the void left by "Are You Afraid of the Dark" has never properly been filled.  Those are some big shoes, though.  I mean, a wizard inside a pinball machine?  That is fear itself indeed.

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  1. September 25th, 2007 | 9:41 am | #1

    Sounds cool. One, I’ll be able to see it, not being a Showtime subscriber anymore, and two, it’s GOTTA be better than the old Freddy/Friday syndicated shows that Chiller airs constantly.

  2. Brian
    September 25th, 2007 | 12:53 pm | #2

    This sounds like fun.
    It probably won’t be as good as Goosebumps though.

  3. September 25th, 2007 | 4:17 pm | #3

    Is anything?

  4. Brian K.
    September 25th, 2007 | 8:10 pm | #4

    Only The Real Ghostbusters.

  5. shawn
    September 26th, 2007 | 8:05 am | #5

    I for one am excited about this. I was going to subscribe to showtime for the sole purpose of watching this finally so I am excited it is actually going to be on the awesomely free NBC. Though can it possibly be scarier than the sandman putting your family into a deep sleep while you roam around in his weird alternate dimension. I doubt that.

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