“When night sets, all hell breaks loose in the animal kingdom.”
While horror fiction has become a hot commodity across all platforms and streaming services like Netflix are investing in extensive true-crime documentaries, the folks at National Geographic WILD are getting in on the action with a reality series featuring the most terrifying monstrosity of all: Mother Nature. It’s a new series called Dead by Dawn!
The series boasts a legitimate horror pedigree with Skybound Entertainment producing (these are the same folks who produce The Walking Dead). While we don’t have an exact release date, we did get the first trailer this week (via Twitter), along with a promise that Dead by Dawn is “coming soon”. Have a look-see below for a major case of the heebie-jeebies.
The series will be premiering on Sunday, January 13 with two episodes airing back-to-back starting at 9/8c. The first episode is “The Hills Have Eyes” while the second episode, which airs at 10/9c, is “Night of the Living Dead”.
“The Hills Have Eyes” synopsis:
The Arabian Desert comes to life at night, but where there’s life there’s death. After the sun sets, specialized predators emerge to take advantage of cooler temperatures to feed through the night, from lizards that swim under the sand to spiders that run ten miles an hour.
“Night of the Living Dead” synopsis:
As the sun falls on the island of Java the denizens of this jungle metropolis are on edge. Nowhere is safe. Just before darkness swallows daylight, the night stalkers of Indonesia awaken with a lust for blood. Bats that eat 6,000 insects a night, baby pythons, and a fish that can crawl on land.
Dead by Dawn showcases the horror that is reality in the wild when the sun goes down. Each episode offers its own unique twist on horror, inspired by classic, modern and cult classic films, and uses innovative storytelling techniques to infuse suspense, tension and eeriness into the terrifyingly real stories of life in the wild after dark.
Damn nature, you’re scary!