Fans of filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s podcast The Movie Crypt will be aware that the latter director has recently been at work on a super-secret TV project. Well, today, the cat was dragged from the proverbial bag when YouTube and Blumhouse announced that they have partnered on a new half-hour horror-comedy series called 12 Deadly Days, the directors of which include Joe Menendez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), The Blair Witch Project architects Eduardo Sánchez and Gregg Hale, and Lynch, whose credits include Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Everly, and the upcoming, Stephen Yeun-starring Mayhem.
12 Deadly Days is set in the cursed town of Saturn, California, where, over the course of a dozen interconnected tales set in the days leading up to Christmas, the residents are terrorized by everything from killer carolers to lovelorn vampires to cursed fruitcakes. Created by executive producers Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite, the show stars Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire), and Dohn Norwood (Hell on Wheels), among others. The show will debut exclusively on YouTube Red on Dec. 12.
“When I heard about 12 Deadly Days, I had to do an episode…and ended up doing four!” wrote Lynch, via email. “And let’s face it, is there a better combination than the Happiest Time of The Year and the horror genre? Some of my favorite fright flicks are set during the Holidays and we all know deep down Christmas can be scary as hell.”
Lynch continued: “I was lucky enough to do the pilot, which was a total blast, and got to work with some of my favorite genre character actors too, throughout. I loved the concept and the vision Chris, Jen, Josh [Miller], and Pat [Casey] — the writers — had for 12DD, [which] was so fertile for great genre storytelling in a very unique way that embraces the modern TV/digital viewing landscape. And hell…it makes a great distraction when you’re stuck at home with the family during the vacation.”
You can see the trailer for 12 Deadly Days, above.