Chiller Unveils Original Programming Slate

1:14 PM PST 03/22/2011 by Philiana Ng

Two telefilms and one special are on tap for the third and fourth quarters of this year.

Chiller has announced its programming slate for the year.

The network will bring three new projects, all launching in the third and fourth quarters this year.

Based on the Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) graphic novel, the Remains telepic, is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nev. The story centers on two lone survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies. They take refuge in a vacant casino and fight a losing battle against the undead.

Penned by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys, Remains is produced by Andrew Gernhard and Zach O’Brien for Synthetic Cinema International.

Ghoul, written by William M. Miller and directed by Gregory M. Wilson, centers on a group of friends who risk their lives to stop who — or what — is behind a rash of disappearances in their town. The film is based on the Brian Keene novel, replacing the previously announced original film The Passenger. Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino will produce for Moderncine.

Chiller will air a special, Chiller 13: Horror’s Creepiest Kids following the success of last year’s Chiller 13: The Decade’s Scariest Movie Moments, in December.

Chiller is a network that airs programming dedicated to “round-the-clock scares.” It has aired programs like Fear Factor, Masters of Horror, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Twilight Zone.

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