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Tales for a Halloween Night - Horror Anthology from John Carpenter in Development at Syfy

Add horror legend John Carpenter to the list of prolific directors headed for the small screen.

Carpenter has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions and is teaming with Syfy to develop scripted anthology Tales for a Halloween Night. Carpenter and UCP are also developing a take on Simon R. Green's Nightside. Under the overall deal, Carpenter and his Storm King Productions partner Sandy King will exec produce scripted programming for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's cable-focused studio, outside networks and streaming services.

Tales is based on Carpenter's award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he unites storytellers from movies, novels and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships and ghosts, among others. A search for a writer is currently underway.

Nightside, meanwhile, is based on New York Times best-selling author Green's literary series. The title refers to the secret heart of London hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. Jill Blotevogel (MTV's Scream) is attached to pen the script and exec produce with Carpenter and UCP. A network is not yet attached.

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