John Carpenter Directs Peacock Unscripted Horror Series – Deadline

John Carpenter, the mastermind behind classic horror films such as HalloweenThe Fog and The Thing, is returning to the director’s chair for the first time in 13 years in John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams. Watch the trailer below.

The six-episode unscripted horror anthology series, which premieres Friday, October 13, on Peacock, is an exploration of true tales of terror that took place in seemingly perfect American hometowns. Carpenter will direct an episode of the series, which he also produces, and composed the theme music. The series is Carpenter’s first major project that he is directing since 2010’s The Ward.

Per the logline, the series explores the dark secrets and unspeakable evil that sometimes lurks beneath the surface of the sun-drenched streets, manicured lawns and friendly neighbors of suburbia.  

Each episode focuses on one true tale of terror, told by the real people who lived through it. In addition to firsthand accounts, the episodes will include cinematic reenactments, personal archives, and historic town press coverage.  

Carpenter produces alongside Sandy King, Tony DiSanto, showrunner Jordan Roberts, Patrick Smith, and Andy Portnoy. Jordan Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky also direct.

John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams is produced by Storm King Productions and DIGA Studios.

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