The pulp YA horror series that defined a generation is heading to television…
Nostalgia glands everywhere are about to shake and shiver because some of the top selling 90s Point Horror books – specifically the novels by R.L. Stine – are getting their very own television show at HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max.
Variety reported that Picturestart and Lionsgate Television are working on the Scholastic series adaptation, which they’re planning to call Point Fear. The show is currently being described as “an anthology series that exposes the horrors of being a teenager” with each episode of the show “inspired by one of the books in the series, told for today’s audiences but with a nostalgic nod to the 1990s.”
Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) is in talks to direct and potentially be the showrunner for Point Fear. Executive producers are author Stine and Yvonne M. Bernard.
It won’t be the first time (or likely the last) that Stine’s work has made its way to the small screen. Goosebumps and The Nightmare Room have also previously sought to give younger viewers a few gentle nightmares over the years.
More on this as it arrives.