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Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) continues to fortify its genre slate signing a first-look deal with horror mastermind Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), which includes a TV adaptation of his 1991 thriller The People Under the Stairs. The deal, announced today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, will focus on creating unparalleled scripted programming for NBCUniversal and external networks. Here's what Dawn Olmstead had to say in a statement.
"Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades. We're thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television."
Wes Craven himself had this to say about his deal with Ucp in a statement.
"Ucp is the home of an amazing slate of TV programming and I'm delighted to be working with them. Fasten your seatbelts."
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Craven will executive produce a pilot based on an updated version The People Under the Stairs.
Two other projects are also in development from Craven and cable channel Syfy.
Also in development is a television version of Daryl Gregory's Nebula Award-winning book We Are All Completely Fine, about a psychiatrist extracting horrific secrets from her dangerous parents.
Craven is also currently producing MTV's television series Scream, »
Reviewed by Chris Wright
Silver Bullet (1985)
Directed By: Daniel Attias
Written By: Stephen King
Starring: Gary Busey (Uncle Red), Everett McGill (Reverend Lowe), Corey Haim (Mary Coslaw), Megan Follows (Jane Coslaw), Terry O’Quinn (Sheriff Haller), Robin Groves (Nan Coslaw), Leon Russom (Bob Coslaw), Bill Smitrovich (Andy)
“Silver Bullet”, based on a Stephen King novella “Cycle of the Werewolf”, is a worthy entry in the werewolf sub genre of horror. A good chunk of werewolf films are rather predictable in having the werewolves being the complete center of attention from start to finish but “Silver Bullet” takes the opposite route. The film has a lot of suspense building up to the eventual reveal, which I liked. I don’t know why I hadn’t watched this film before until now but I am glad I did.
The film takes place in a very small town that is just »
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