Is John Carpenter Out of “Fear Itself”?

Posted by Peter Hall - March 3rd 2008 @ 7:24 pm

An official press release has hit the webs with a list of directors, actors, writers and plot descriptions for NBCs forthcoming "MASTERS OF HORROR" redux, "FEAR ITSELF":  The lineup is pretty much what has been known for weeks, but most curiously is the absence of John Carpenter.  Carpenter would have been teaming up with AICN’ers Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, but according to Moriarty himself, ‘ole JC has a scheduling conflict; but that the trio have a feature in the pipeline?!

I was prepared to do a writeup of how terrible this news was, but then I realized that I am with whole indifference.  I love John Carpenter films.  I do not love John Carpenter television.  His last two episodes of MOH felt phoned in, as if the giant upon which so many have since stood has lost his fire.  I fear we will never see that scope of Carpenter again.

Read on for the official match ups.

  Title Director Writers
  EATER Stuart Gordon Richard Chizmar & Jonathon Schaech
  SPOOKED Brad Anderson Matt Venne
  COMMUNITY Mary Harron Kelly Kennemer
  RED SNOW Breck Eisner Mick Garris
  CHANCE TBD Lem Dobbs
  NEW YEAR’S DAY Darren Bousman Steve Niles
  FAMILY MAN Ronny Yu Dan Knauf
  SKIN & BONES TBD Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan
  SOMETHING WITH BITE Ernest Dickerson Max Landis
  NIGHTMARE IN LACE John Landis Victor Salva

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