Shawn Of The Dead Have you heard about the new TV series on MTV called 'Scream'? Yes. That's right. It's the one based on the popular slasher series of films from the early millennium, directed by Wes Craven. Well, recently it wrapped up its first season, and I’m sure that it’s not the last we’ll see of that particular TV show. In fact, over the years a lot of scary movies have made their way to the small screen. Most recently, TV shows like 'Bates Motel' and 'Hannibal' have captured audiences attention, and this trend has made me wonder what other movies might make the transition. Here, check out my list of movies that I’d like to see play out on the small screen.

Van Helsing Van Helsing

Despite rumors circulating about a show currently being in the works, starring a female Van Helsing no less, what we do know for certain is that it'll be set in a post-modern era. Ouch! Personally speaking, I think it would be kind of cool to see a period piece set in the medieval era, and would imagine it being comprised of amazing steampunk costuming, lots of action, and scary villains.


I know you’re probably thinking, “Not another zombie show,” but I loved the characters seen in this flick so much I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them more regularly. Let's face it, what other conquests might they seek out? Will they encounter any other humans? How will Columbus and Wichita’s relationship progress in the midst of a zombie apocalypse? And in addition to this, I think that the combination of horror and humor will translate really well on a TV screen.

The Craft

Now what might happen when magic goes terribly-terribly wrong, and you inadvertently get caught in the act? Answer: You get a moody thriller turned high school drama! So go on, sign me up for this one, buddy! As I could imagine what other uses you might be able to get out of a little bit of black magic, a high schooler out for revenge, plus, thank God, achieving an amazing SAT score!  The drama, the rumors, the mischief, yes, I think this would be a great TV show!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

To me, a town being slowly replaced with a hoard of alien clones sounds like the makings of a great program! You could speculate on who will be the next person to go, how long it will take for someone to figure out what’s happening, and how they will stop them from taking over the world! With subtle socio-political themes regarding conformity and apathy, I could see this being a really successful show.

The Blair Witch Project

This dizzying and terrifying indy film was a big hit when it first came out. The real life style in which it was filmed was completely different from anything else at the time, making this story really-really creepy. Booo! However, with the recent rise of mockumentary-styled programming, this might also be a great time to resurrect this classic. I could picture a series following a group of researchers set out to complete the research done by the original documentary crew. During their travels they could encounter strange occurrences, ouch, which may or may not be the doings of the Blair Witch, EEEEeekkk! If done correctly, it might even erase the memory of the much-hated sequel.

Now it’s your turn. Which of these TV shows would you watch if they were real? Also, comment with a horror movie you’d like to see as a TV show.

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