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JOE HILL'S TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE SCRIPTS GET COLLECTED
IDW Publishing has already announced that Joe Hill will be writing a new series, Tales From The Darkside, coming soon. The publisher has also recently announced the collection of Hill's scripts for the never-broadcast television episodes. Set for release in October, the Tales From The Darkside scriptbook will include illustrations from Charles Paul Wilson III, interpreting Hill's vision from the text.
“When I was offered a chance to reinvent Tales from the Darkside, I leapt,” said Hill. “This was a landmark show for my generation: our Twilight Zone, our Outer Limits. Right away, I wanted to do something that honored the spirit of the original Darkside... and at the same time I wanted to go bigger, to do something fresh, something with scope. In the end I wrote three scripts and sketched a vision for a whole Darkside universe. I envisioned a series of individual horror stories that would, ultimately, turn out to be connected by a single mythology. I really wanted to do something with the scale of Locke & Key. TV is tough and in the end we didn't quite make it to the little screen. But it's a delight and a thrill to share the scripts alongside Charles Paul Wilson's beautifully sick illustrations. Here's the show that could've been, now playing in your imagination.”
“Working with Joe and Charles is always a pleasure. I mean, what we create is terrifying—why else would you pair the two together—but the results are never short of exemplary,” said project editor Justin Eisinger. “And this exploration of an alternate TFTD television universe that could have been… well, if you’re a fan of horror anthologies this is one you do not want to miss.”
I honestly hadn't heard of Tales From The Darkside until IDW Publishing made the initial announcement about the new comic. Based on everything I've read about it, it sounds awesome and something I can't wait to check out. I mean, I was sold based on Joe Hill's involvement alone.
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