Wes Craven developing two TV series for Syfy

The man who created Freddy Krueger is turning his talents back to the small screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop two projects for Syfy, with room for more down the line. The first is a show based on Craven's 1991 movie The People Under the Stairs. Described as "Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror," the series follows what happens when the search for a missing young woman at the Robeson family manor unearths the centuries-old horrors living under the estate.

While Craven is an executive producer on that one, he's getting even more hands-on with a second project called We Are All Completely Fine, for which he intends to write and direct the pilot himself. It's based on a novella, by Daryl Gregory, in which a mysterious psychologist gathers together five survivors of supernatural violence and trauma in a support group and attempts to discover which of them are suffering from horrors within themselves and which were assaulted by terrors lurking in the real world. 

All this comes as MTV is also launching a Craven-related series, Scream, based on his post-modern slasher franchise.

Craven's filmography includes a string of horror classics (many of which have been remade), including The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street (which introduced Mr. Krueger to the world), The Serpent and the Rainbow and the Scream movies. He previously created the TV shows The People Next Door (1989) and Nightmare Cafe (1992).

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