John Carpenter’s ‘Suburban Screams’ Series Hits Peacock Friday the 13th

Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter‘s newest directorial project, a horror anthology series called John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, has just been officially announced with a trailer and key art revealed, premiering on Peacock on Friday the 13th of October.

From today’s press release: Peacock has announced John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, a six-episode exploration of true tales of terror that took place in seemingly perfect American hometowns.

Each episode will delve into the monstrous evil that lurks beneath the surface of friendly suburbia through the lens of one frightful tale. In addition to firsthand accounts, the episodes will include cinematic reenactments, personal archives, and historic town press coverage.

John Carpenter, the mastermind behind classic horror films like HalloweenThe Fog, and The Thing, produces alongside Sandy King, Tony DiSanto, showrunner Jordan Roberts, Patrick Smith, and Andy Portnoy. In addition to composing the series’ theme music, Carpenter also returns to the director’s chair for an episode. Other episodes are directed by Jordan Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky.

John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams is a genre-busting unscripted horror anthology series from the mind of legendary director, writer, and producer, John Carpenter. The series explores the dark secrets and unspeakable evil that sometimes lurks beneath the surface of the sun-drenched streets, manicured lawns and friendly neighbors of suburbia.  Each episode focuses on one true tale of terror, told by the real people who lived through it. Their firsthand accounts are brought to life through premium cinematic scene-work, news clips, home photos, and archival footage, combining the visual language of horror films with the tools and techniques of documentaries, creating a uniquely frightening experience for viewers.

The anthology series premieres on Friday, October 13, a date shrouded in mystery and harbinger of evil goings-on.

As we previously reported in June, when questioned by a fan at a convention appearance if he would ever direct again, Carpenter surprised everyone by answering that he has in fact already direct again. He said, “I just finished directing, remotely, a TV series called Suburban ScreamsJohn Carpenter’s Suburban Screams… It was filmed in Prague, and I sat on my couch and directed it. It was awesome.”

John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams premieres on Peacock on Friday, October 13.

You can watch the official trailer and see the key art below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.