The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ ‘The People Under the Stairs’ are coming to SyFy

Honey Buzz ~ ‘The People Under the Stairs’ are coming to SyFy

From Scream to 12 Monkeys, there is no shortage of 90s sci-fi and horror currently making a comeback on the small screen. This week’s announcement in The Hollywood Reporter adds one more 90s film to the roster of what we will soon be seeing on a weekly basis: Wes Craven’s 1991 cult classic The People Under the Stairs.

Partnering with Universal Cable Network and their affiliate SyFy, which will air the series, Craven is executive producing the small screen adaptation of his inner-city horror parable. Set in an L.A. ghetto, the original film played on urban fears of home invasion and what lurks in basements of creepy old houses (never anything good; sometimes cannibalistic children). Based on an original screenplay by Craven, the SyFy version will be adapted by television writer Michael Reisz (Boston Legal, In Plain Sight).

In addition to the Stairs series, Craven is also adapting a sci-fi book for the network: Daryl Gregory’s 2014 novella We Are All Completely Fine. The story centers on a psychotherapist who gathers survivors of various horror movie-esque scenarios to form a support group. Sounding like something in the vein of his own Dream Warriors, Craven will take the helm as writer and director of the series’ pilot episode.

Also executive produced by Craven, MTV’s Scream series is just the first of three television projects the filmmaker has been attached to so far this year. Will a move to the small screen give this horror maestro a new platform for his stories to evolve and grow, or will they always be overshadowed by their cinematic predecessors? Time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Craven is swiftly becoming a tycoon of horror television.  – Sci-Fi Honey 2.0