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AMC Stays In The Horror Business With “The Terror”

With “The Walking Dead” pulling in INSANE ratings it makes total sense that AMC is looking to expand its horror slate. And I’m hopeful that “The Terror” will be a much stronger outing than “Walking Dead”, which is still only “so-so” in my book.

“The Terror” series will be an adaptation of the 2007 bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. I haven’t read the book, but the synopsis piques my interest. It’s “is set in 1847 when the crew of a Royal Naval expedition to find the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator – a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever.

It’s being written by David Kajganich, who is also adapting the feature film version of The Stand for Warner Bros. he will executive produce along with Ridley (and formerly Tony) Scott’s Scott Free TV, Television 360, and Alexandra Milchan.

No air date has been set, and that probably won’t change for quite a while.



  • BowArrowApple

    Such a great book!Im very excited about this.

    • spartan87

      I read this novel about 6 years ago. I still remember quite a bit about it. There was some really strange things in it, but the more I think about it the more I think it will translate into a good show. If they do it right

    • Ryan Daley

      Second this. One of my favorite horror novels of the past 10 years.

  • djblack1313

    Evan i agree, this sounds pretty interesting! i assume it would just be a 12/13 ep mini-series. i can’t see this type of storyline going for multiple seasons. but color me interested! 🙂

  • Poppa

    Cool. Haven’t read the book but I will definitely check it out. Sounds very Lovecraftian (“At The Mountains Of Madness”).

  • Joe-Banger

    There was also a film by the same title that Roger Corman started filming and Jack Nicholson finished filming as well as starring in. I know I own it on VHS. Im going to have to read this novel as well.

  • carlos.filipe

    Now WERE’RE TALKIN. ‘Dan Simmons’s The Terror on AMC’ such beautiful sentence, i’ve read the first book, must read the second and final, its creppy as hell, if goes at least as intense as the walking dead, this is definitely ‘the age of tv horror’ Bring IT =)

    • spartan87

      Wait, wait….there’s a sequel?? Two of them? What are the names, I gotta check it out asap

      • Ryan Daley

        Nah, there’s no sequel. Probably just confused cause Simmons wrote a lot of trilogies.

  • carlos.filipe

    By the Way, why not George R.R. Martin’s Fevre Dream to tv?

  • HorrorManiac666

    After seeing whats happening with some AMC’s other shows kind of nervous.(Firing Glen Mazzara,Having a year long wait for the second half of Breaking Bad)

    • Aaron Emery

      The BREAKING BAD thing was ridiculous, it was an obvious attempt to elongate the final season! By the time the second half airs I will definitely need to re-watch the first half to remember where we are at. What a fantastic show though!

  • DreadWorld

    Very cool. Reading The Terror right now. Pretty dense stuff. Should make a good show!

  • EvilHead1981

    When I hear the synopsis, I think this could be a prequel to Creepshow’s “The Crate”.

  • Joe-Banger

    If the right persons are involved this show will rock! AMC are doing ok so far.

  • Joe-Banger

    Damn good thinking EvilHead1981! I like that idea. Wish I thought of that. I gotta read this book series!

  • ThunderDragoon

    Like djblack1313, I don’t see how this can run for multiple seasons, but it does sound very interesting.

  • diapers

    Oh yeah, I’ve read The Terror, it is very rich in character development, and is a very detailed (not to mention long) book. Hopefully the show will do it justice. If any of you guys like the author Dan Simmons, I would HIGHLY recommend one of his early horror books “Carrion Comfort”. It is one of my favorite horror reads.

  • evenscarier

    I hope they do it justice. It is an amazing book!!

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