Trailer: John Carpenter Returns To Directing With SUBURBAN SCREAMS

John Carpenter – the acclaimed Master Of Horror behind The Thing, Halloween and The Fog hasn’t directed since 2010’s The Ward – but that will change once Suburban Screams hits Peacock on October 13. There’s a catch though – Suburban Screams is a six part unscripted horror anthology series that blends documentary with reenacted sequences and archive footage.

According to Deadline:

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.  

Over the last decade or so, Carpenter has focused on music rather than filmmaking, releasing a series of ‘Lost Theme’s albums, as well as scoring the three latest Halloween films.

In June at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, Carpenter announced that he remotely directed series. The show was filmed in Prague, but he directed  from his home in Los Angeles!

Carpenter said, “I just finished directing, remotely, a TV series called ‘Suburban Screams’ – ‘John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams. It was filmed in Prague, and I sat on my couch and directed it. It was awesome.”

John Carpenter will direct an episode of Suburban Screams – which he produces along with his wife, Sandy King – as well as composing the theme music. Jordan Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky also direct episodes.

Source: Deadline