NBC’s Fear Itself to take over ER timeslot

…for the summer at least. But the best part of this story is good horror making a comeback on something other than paid television (or the now defunct Monster HD on DISH). Starting to feel more and more like speculative horror is on the upswing. Sure beats the run on serial killer books/flicks so many horror writers were forced into during the 1990’s. This show’s producers come from Showtime’s Masters of Horror series. Here is NBC’s press release on Fear Itself:

“Fear Itself” is a provocative, new 13-episode suspense and horror anthology series set to push the boundaries of this classic genre through a host of provocative talent, both in front of and behind the camera, including award-winning, sought-after directors John Landis (“An American Werewolf in London”), Darren Bousman (“Saw II, III and IV”) and Ronny Yu (“Bride of Chucky”); actors Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”), Shiri Appleby (“Charlie Wilson’s War”), Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), Cynthia Watros (“Lost”), Eric Roberts (NBC’s “Heroes”) and John Billingsley (“Star Trek: Enterprise”); and writers, including Joe Gangemi (“Wind Chill,” the novel “Inamorata”), Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”) and Dan Knauf (“Carnivàle,” “Supernatural”).

Check out more about the show at NBC’s Fear Itself website. The show premieres on June 5th. Make sure to get the popcorn ready.