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The horror to be continued…

So along with all of these current new comic-book television adaptations, and with a few of the major successful big genre series finally ending or being cancelled including True Blood, Once Upon a Time; we have more recently been witnessing the arrival of a few new shows adapted from cult horror movies or also a few in production soon. These include now Evil Dead, From Dusk ’til Dawn, Teen Wolf, Hannibal and others.
We really just can’t stop these shows, and often some of them turn out to actually be surprisingly good. With the reveltion of the Sam raimi cult classic Evil Dead potentially becoming a small screen series (don’t ask me how that might actually work…)should we question which of these cult and fan-favourite horror films should be adapted or not?
Which others could be very well suited to extended small screen series format?
From a few that I personally really like, I wonder if something like Hellraiser or Candyman, Re-animator or Dario Argento’s Suspiria could be great weekly shows? or looking at how the format is evolving, just long extended mini series on outlets like Netflix etc?
Are there some already that have ruined your memories of a much loved classic fear film or just changed too much involving the characters, plots and familiar worlds they come from?
I am not convinced that all classic or cult movies can move from big to small screen successfully, but one or two of these shows do happen give us an interesting new angle on known familiar characters and tales.

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About JAMES E PARSONS

Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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