Horror. That’s what it’s all about. So why the hell would the people behind the upcoming anthology series Fear Itself decide that the guy who remade The Fog deserves another shot at scaring us? In my opinion he should be relegated to romantic comedies and movies about kids dancing their way up from the slums for the rest of his career.
But when was the last time Hollywood listened to me? Exactly. So Rupert Wainwright was one of the new names added to the Fear Itself roster, along with John Dahl (Joy Ride), which I have no particular issue with. I guess we have to take the good with the bad because a lineup that includes Larry Fessenden, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, Darren Bousman and Mary Harron is only slightly offset by names like Ronny Yu (Freddy Vs. Jason) and Breck Eisner (Creature From the Black Lagoon redux).
In addition to this somewhat sad bit of news, STYD just did a story with some new casting and plot details for a few of the episodes, so be sure to check it out. Fear Itself premieres on NBC this June 5th with Stuart Gordon’s “Eater” kicking things off.
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