Are you ready for a new series focusing on true tales of terror in America? Well, good thing for you and I, because Peacock has gotten John Carpenter to slap his name on the series and even direct an episode. The new series John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams combines real-life testimony and cinematic reenactments to retell the scariest of suburban tales.
Here’s a synopsis from Peacock:
John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams is a genre-busting unscripted horror anthology series from the mind of legendary director, writer, and producer, John Carpenter. 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. Their firsthand accounts are brought to life through premium cinematic scene-work, news clips, home photos, and archival footage, combining the visual language of horror films with the tools and techniques of documentaries, creating a uniquely frightening experience for viewers.
John Carpenter, the mastermind behind classic horror films like Halloween, The Fog, and The Thing, produces alongside Sandy King, Tony DiSanto, showrunner Jordan Roberts, Patrick Smith, and Andy Portnoy. In addition to composing the series’ theme music, Carpenter also returns to the director’s chair for an episode. Other episodes are directed by Jordan Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky.
John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams debuts on Peacock on October 13th, 2023.
For more on Halloween, make sure to check out THS Fright-A-Thon.