Rob Zombie is a filmmaker I'm about half onboard with. While I remember thinking "The Devil's Rejects" was very good, his "Halloween" remake was pretty abysmal (though in fairness, the studio apparently mucked around with that one quite a bit). His upcoming carnival-themed horror film "31" will hopefully be more of the former, and now he's got another project in the pipeline: the musician and writer/director is set to helm a half-hour horror-comedy series for Starz entitled "Trapped." The series, which was created by Joey Slamon ("Arrested Develpment") and executive-produced by Mila Kunis, will take place over a single night as a wealthy family find themselves stalked by a murderous cult. 

Since it's on Starz -- the home of Sam Raimi's ultra-gory "Evil Dead" continuation -- Zombie won't have network constraints bogging him down, meaning you can probably expect lots of bloody mayhem, copious amounts of cursing and gratuitous nudity.

This is where I put on my development executive hat and say this thing sounds like a cross between "The Strangers" and "You're Next," Adam Wingard's sleeper 2013 slasher that saw an entire family slaughtered by masked intruders over the course of a single evening. "The Strangers," meanwhile, was Bryan Bertino's 2008 horror film starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple besieged by masked, cult-ish killers.

Are we digging this? With shows like "Scream Queens," "American Horror Story," "Scream," "Hannibal," "Salem" and "Hemlock Grove" hitting in recent years, it is truly a Golden Age for horror fans on the small screen.

Mila Kunis will presumably not appear in the series because she is a movie star.


A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.