TNT President Reilly has announced that they are pulling the plug on the highly anticipated "Tales From the Crypt" reboot that was announced last year. According to reports from IHorror, Reilly reveals that the reboot idea has been a disaster from the very beginning. Despite several months of attempting to iron out the details involving directors and the identity of the Cryptkeeper sadly an agreement could not be reached.

TNT's Fall horror block may not happen

TNT also reveals that the problems with the "Tales From the Crypt" reboot were numerous. The network stated that had they known of the issues they would have never jumped the gun announcing plans for the reboot.

"It became a nightmare. So we said, ‘Fine.’ If and when this gets cleaned up, we’ll revisit."

The original "Tales From the Crypt" series began airing on HBO in June of 1989 through July 1996. Each week, the series began with the Cryptkeeper setting up the evening's tale with his bizarre and spooky personality quickly becoming a fan favorite. Throughout the seven season and 96 episode run HBO subscribers tuned each week to see another haunting tale featuring a celebrity guest star.

Celebrity guests included Sandra Bullock, Dan Akroyd, Tim Curry, Meatloaf, Kirk Douglas, Demi Moore, Brad Pitt, Pricilla Presley, and John Stamos to name a small list. There is no doubt that the reboot would have been a huge success considering the popularity of the original series.

Hopefully, sometime in the near future, an agreement can be reached for the reboot project.

New HBO series gets a scary star

The network announced last year Spring their plans for a 2017 fall block of horror shows to air, which was to include the reboot originally. However, now that it is off of the table fans are wondering if the network will continue with their plans, replacing "Tales From the Crypt" with something else, or nix the entire project altogether.

In April of 2016, the TNT network announced that they had ordered the "Time of Death" TV series pilot as a part of TNT’s new horror programming block. The new series is described as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time. The first season will reportedly follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.

The other TNT horror show on the table is called "Creatures." The plotline for the series states that it is a psychological thriller that tells the story of two former best friends who at age 12 attempted to cut out the heart of another of their classmates to give as a sacrificial gift to an internet bogeyman they invented called Mr. Gorgi.

The series picks up 15-years later, when the two women are released from a psychiatric institute into their small town in Alaska, and once again become haunted by the presence of Mr. Gorgi. At this time TNT has not announced if the 2017 fall horror block will air this year, or not. Horror fans were looking forward to the new fall line up and hoped that the network finds a way to continue with the plans.

Until then, if you are looking for some interesting and potentially scary programming to watch, A&E will begin airing their new series "The Lowe Files" starring Rob Lowe and sons Michael and John Owen. The series premieres August 2 and will feature the "St. Elmos' Fire" star and his sons as they travel around the country seeking out scary urban legends and investigating paranormal activity area.

HBO also has a new series that began airing on July 28th called "Room 104." The show is a "Twilight Zone" like series that features a different story with each episode.

What are your thoughts on TNT's Fall horror block, should it still be a go even without "Tales From the Crypt?"

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