Chiller cuts deep into the original programming world this year with its first-ever series, “Slasher.”
The horror network says each season of the new anthology series “exists as a self-contained hybrid of the slasher subgenre of horror films and the traditional murder mystery.”
The first eight-episode season sticks very much to the “slasher” movie script: A woman returns to her small hometown where her parents were killed just a series of copycat murders occur.
Aaron Martin (“Killjoys,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) created and wrote “Slasher.” Craig David Wallace (“Todd and the Book of Pure Evil”) will direct when the series begins film this summer in Sudbury, Canada. Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie are executive producers.
Also on the Chiller docket are two films, “Lifeforce” and “Siren.” Read more from the network below.
A reimagining of the 1985 classic film (based on Colin Wilson’s novel “The Space Vampires”), “Lifeforce” follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret. At the vessel, the explorers discover three perfect humanoids who are returned to Earth … and unleash a terrible plague upon the planet. “Lifeforce” will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.
Steve B. Harris (“Friday the 13th,” “Amityville: The Awakening”) will produce for Diversion3 (www.diversion3.com) along with Mark Altman (“Castle,” “Necessary Roughness”), Mark Gottwald (“DOA: Dead or Alive”) and David E. Williams (“Femme Fatales”) from a story by Harris, Altman and Steve Kriozere (“NCIS,” “Castle”).
In “Siren,” a bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. Slated to premiere on Chiller in 2016, “Siren” is adapted from David Bruckner’s short film “Amateur Night,” one of the segments featured in the 2012 Sundance premiere of the anthology thriller “V/H/S.”
“Siren” is written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, executive produced by David Bruckner and Brad Miska and produced by Gary Binkow for Collective Digital Studios.